The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Very Short Introduction
A Book

by Timothy Lim

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2017-03-23
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 0198779526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

The Dead Sea Scrolls, A Full History

The Dead Sea Scrolls, A Full History
A Book

by Weston Fields

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2009-11-11
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 9004175814
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Preceded by The Dead Sea Scrolls, A Short History, The Dead Sea Scrolls, A Full History, vol. 1, is the first of a projected two volumes offering a more complete account of the discovery of the scrolls and their history over the past 60 years since the first scrolls were discovered in a cave near the Dead Sea.

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
A Book

by Peter W. Flint

  • Publisher : Abingdon Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN : 0687494494
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The discovery of the Scrolls in the Judean Desert -- Archaeology of the Qumran site: the caves, buildings, and cemeteries -- Dating the scrolls found at Qumran -- The Bible before the scrolls -- The Biblical scrolls -- The Dead Sea scrolls and the Biblical text -- The scrolls, the Apocrypha, and the Pseudepigrapha -- The shape and contents of the Scriptures used at Qumran -- The Nonbiblical scrolls -- The movement associated with Qumran and its place in early Judaism -- Religious thought and practice reflected in the Qumran scrolls.

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition)

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th Edition)
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2011-12-01
  • Pages : 720
  • ISBN : 0141197323
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Probably the most important archaeological find in history ... Vermes' translations are a standard in the field' Los Angeles Times The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 was one of the greatest finds of all time. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Qumran by the Essenes, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, the scrolls have transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. This acclaimed translation by Geza Vermes has established itself as the classic version of these texts. Translated and edited with an Introduction and Notes by Geza Vermes

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
A Biography

by John Joseph Collins

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2013
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0691143676
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Chronicles the history of the Dead Sea scrolls, from their initial discovery to the current controversies surrounding them.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Rev. Ed

The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Rev. Ed
A Book

by James VanderKam

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2010-02-22
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN : 080286435X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This perennially bestselling book on the Dead Sea Scrolls by one of the fields most respected scholars has now been revised and updated to reflect scholarship and debates since the book was first published in 1994.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible
A Book

by Eugene C. Ulrich,Professor of Hebrew Eugene Ulrich

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 1999-06-15
  • Pages : 309
  • ISBN : 9780802846112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran provide the oldest, best, and most direct witness we have to the origins of the Hebrew Bible. Prior to the discovery of the Scrolls, scholars had textual evidence for only a single, late period in the history of the biblical text, leading them to believe that the text was uniform. The Scrolls, however, provide documentary evidence a thousand years older than all previously known Hebrew manuscripts and reveal a period of pluriformity in the biblical text prior to the stage of uniformity. In this important collection of studies, Eugene Ulrich, one of the world's foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, outlines a comprehensive theory that reconstructs the complex development of the ancient texts that eventually came to form the Old Testament. Several of the essays set forth his pioneering theory of "multiple literary editions," which is replacing older views of the origins of the biblical text. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible represents the leading edge of research in the exciting field of Scrolls studies.

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
An Introductory Guide

by Stephen Hodge

  • Publisher : Piatkus Books
  • Release : 2001
  • Pages : 234
  • ISBN : 9780749921651
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dead Sea Scrolls is a comprehensive guide to the meaning and significance of one of the most fascinating and controversial archaeological discoveries of the last century. - Provides an overview of the contents of the scrolls - Explores why the scrolls were written and when: are they from the time of Christ or are they copies of much older texts? - Explores the links between the ideas contained in the scrolls, orthodox Judaism and the origins of Christianity - Describes the excavations of the scrolls and what has been learnt about the religious community based at the site - Analyses the controversy surrounding access to, and publication of, the scrolls in their entirety - Features interviews with the major Dead Sea Scroll scholars and explains the key interpretations - Explores in detail the two most extraordinary documents in the collection: the War Scroll and the Temple Scroll, and analyses their descriptions of apocalypse and disaster - Reproduces key selected passages from the scrolls together with the different interpretations of them by scholars - Provides maps, diagrams and plates of the excavations and the scrolls themselves

The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls
A Book

by Philip R. Davies,George J. Brooke,Phillip R. Callaway

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2011-03-07
  • Pages : 216
  • ISBN : 9780500283714
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ARCHAEOLOGY. New in paperback, this is a fully illustrated volume on the discovery, meaning and significance of all the "Dead Sea Scrolls" by acknowledged experts in the field. Offering intriguing historical and religious insights into the period of authorship, from Babylon to Bar Kokhba, and expert interpretation of the manuscripts using palaeography, Carbon-14 dating and computer reconstructions, the book also includes factfiles, tables, reconstructions, scroll photographs and a guide to where to see the scrolls today.

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?
A Book

by Norman Golb

  • Publisher : eBookIt.com
  • Release : 2013-02-01
  • Pages : 445
  • ISBN : 1456608428
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dr. Norman Golb's classic study on the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls is now available online. Since their earliest discovery in 1947, the Scrolls have been the object of fascination and extreme controversy. Challenging traditional dogma, Golb has been the leading proponent of the view that the Scrolls cannot be the work of a small, desert-dwelling fringe sect, as various earlier scholars had claimed, but are in all likelihood the remains of libraries of various Jewish groups, smuggled out of Jerusalem and hidden in desert caves during the Roman siege of 70 A. D. Contributing to the enduring debate sparked by the book's original publication in 1995, this digital edition contains additional material reporting on new developments that have led a series of major Israeli and European archaeologists to support Golb's basic conclusions. In its second half, the book offers a detailed analysis of the workings of the scholarly monopoly that controlled the Scrolls for many years, and discusses Golb's role in the struggle to make the texts available to the public. Pleading for an end to academic politics and a commitment to the search for truth in scrolls scholarship, Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? sets a new standard for studies in intertestamental history "This book is 'must reading'.... It demonstrates how a particular interpretation of an ancient site and particular readings of ancient documents became a straitjacket for subsequent discussion of what is arguably the most widely publicized set of discoveries in the history of biblical archaeology...." Dr. Gregory T. Armstrong, 'Church History' Golb "gives us much more than just a fresh and convincing interpretation of the origin and significance of the Qumran Scrolls. His book is also... a fascinating case-study of how an idee fixe, for which there is no real historical justification, has for over 40 years dominated an elite coterie of scholars controlling the Scrolls...." Daniel O'Hara, 'New Humanist'

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
A New Translation

by Michael O. Wise,Martin G. Abegg, Jr.,Edward M. Cook

  • Publisher : HarperOne
  • Release : 1996-10-11
  • Pages : 528
  • ISBN : 9780060692001
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation is a landmark work that brings to life the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran. Three distinguished translators at the forefront of modern scrolls scholarship reveal the rich tapestry of writings known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. This is the most comprehensive translation ever compiled for the general reader in any language. Translated into modern-day English by Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr. and Edward Cook, this book contains virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls, including revelatory information on early Christianity and its roots far deeper than previously realized in ancient Judaism. Included as well are scroll fragments that promise to alter dramatically our view of biblical history, including never-before released texts and newly discovered writings by and about key biblical prophets and ancestors. The translators provide illuminating commentary throughout that place the scrolls in their true historical context. They also present a compelling, insightful introduction that gives the reader an overview of the often surprising contents of the scrolls and discusses what are perhaps the greatest mysteries of the scrolls -- who authored them and why. From a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars, here is a fresh look at the scrolls, including the most recently released texts. Michael Wise, Martin Abegg Jr. and Edward Cook unlock the secrets and rich mysteries of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the most comprehensive translation ever published for the general reader in any language. Their brilliant scholarship and illuminating commentary add dramatic new knowledge to our understanding of the scrolls. This historic translation includes: Intriguing revelations about biblical history and the roots of Christianity. Never-before-seen stories about the biblical figures Abraham, Jacob and Enoch -- including a text explaining why God demanded the sacrifice of Isaac. Twelve texts not included in the Bible that claim Moses as their author. New psalms attributed to King David and to Joshua. Texts illuminating ancient doctrines about angels and writings claiming to be revelations of angels themselves including the Archangel Michael. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation will set the standard for scrolls scholarship for years to come. This is an important, rigorously researched work that renders the scrolls vibrant and accessible. In their great variety and stunning richness, the Dead Sea Scrolls as captured in this groundbreaking translation offer modern readers an unprecedented glimpse of the complex roots of modern Christianity. Its dozens of never-before-published texts encompass poetry and prose, teaching parables and magical tales, astrology, apocalyptic visions, lists of buried treasure, stories of messiahs and antichrists, demons and angels and together comprise a new classic of religious history. Long withheld from public view, the ancient scrolls found in the caves of Qumran near the Dead Sea are revered by many but known in full by very few. Now three translators at the forefront of modern scrolls scholarship have revealed the entire rich complex of writings, stories, poems and texts known as the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Orion Center Bibliography of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature

The Orion Center Bibliography of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature
2000-2006

by Ruth Anne Clements,Nadav Sharon

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2007
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9004164375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book presents the authoritative print bibliography of current scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, and related fields (including New Testament studies); source, subject, and language indices facilitate its use by scholars and students within and outside the field.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition

The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition
A Book

by Florentino García Martínez

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1997
  • Pages : 1361
  • ISBN : 9789047400295
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This study text contains edited Hebrew and Aramaic transcriptions, and English translations of the non-biblical scrolls on facing pages, arranged by serial number from Cave 1 to Cave 11. In addition it offers a summary of the contents of the biblical scrolls from Qumran.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Christian Myth
A Book

by John Marco Allegro

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1992
  • Pages : 252
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Presents translations and analyses of the ancient manuscripts, and discusses the historicity of Jesus and the role that the myths of the Essene community played in the development of Christianity

Enoch and Qumran Origins

Enoch and Qumran Origins
New Light on a Forgotten Connection

by Italy Enoch Seminar 2003 Venice

  • Publisher : Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
  • Release : 2005-06-03
  • Pages : 454
  • ISBN : 9780802828781
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The rediscovery of Enochic Judaism as an ancient movement of dissent within Second Temple Judaism, a movement centered on neither temple nor torah, is a major achievement of contemporary research. After being marginalized, ancient Enoch texts have reemerged as a significant component of the Dead Sea Scrolls library unearthed at Qumran. Enoch and Qumran Origins is the first comprehensive treatment of the complex and forgotten relations between the Qumran community and the Jewish group behind the pseudepigraphal literature of Enoch. The contributors demonstrate that the roots of the Qumran community are to be found in the tradition of the Enoch group rather than that of the Jerusalem priesthood. Framed by Gabriele Boccaccini's introduction and James Charlesworth's conclusion, this book examines the hypotheses of five particularly eminent scholars, resulting in an engaging and substantive discussion among forty-seven specialists from nine countries. The exceptional array of essays from leading international scholars in Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins makes Enoch and Qumran Origins a sine qua non for serious students of this period. Contributors: William Adler Matthias Albani Jeff S. Anderson Albert I. Baumgarten Andreas Bedenbender Stefan Beyerle Gabriele Boccaccini James H. Charlesworth John J. Collins Michael A. Daise James R. Davila Torleif Elgvin Mark A. Elliott Hanan Eshel Peter W. Flint Ida Fröhlich Florentino Garca Martnez Claudio Gianotto Lester L. Grabbe Ithamar Gruenwald Charlotte Hempel Matthias Henze Martha Himmelfarb Michael A. Knibb Klaus Koch Helge S. Kvanvig Armin Lange Erik W. Larson Timothy H. Lim Corrado Martone George W. E. Nickelsburg Pierluigi Piovanelli Émile Puech Annette Yoshiko Reed John C. Reeves Henry W. Morisada Rietz Paolo Sacchi Lawrence H. Schiffman Loren T. Stuckenbruck David W. Suter Shemaryahu Talmon Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar Patrick Tiller Liliana Rosso Ubigli James C. VanderKam Jacques van Ruiten Benjamin G. Wright III

Women in the Damascus Document

Women in the Damascus Document
A Book

by Cecilia Wassen

  • Publisher : Society of Biblical Lit
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 257
  • ISBN : 1589831683
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader

The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader
Texts Concerned With Religious Law, Exegetical Texts and Parabiblical Texts

by Donald W. Parry,Emanuel Tov,Geraldine I. Clements

  • Publisher : Brill Academic Publishers
  • Release : 2013-11-15
  • Pages : 1085
  • ISBN : 9789004264618
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is volume 1 of a two volume set, which replaces the six volumes of the first edition. This volume contains Texts concerned with Religious Law, Exegetical Texts and Parabiblical Texts. This second and revised edition of the "Dead Sea Scollr Reader" forms an updated and expanded publication, as follows: - "DSSR" II Replaces Preliminary Editions of "DSSR" I with fine-tuned, published editions. - "DSSR" II Presents Improved or Revised Texts - "DSSR" II Features Texts Not Published in "DSSR" I. - "DSSR" II Reassembles Segmented Texts. - "DSSR" II Deletes Extremely Fragmentary Texts. - "DSSR" II Updates Names of Compositions. - Quotations in Pesharim and Commentaries. - Indecipherable Words/Single Letters.

The Dead Sea Scrolls - Revised Edition

The Dead Sea Scrolls - Revised Edition
A New Translation

by Michael O. Wise,Martin G. Abegg,Edward M. Cook

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2005-10-25
  • Pages : 688
  • ISBN : 006076662X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English. With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible.

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature
Essays in Honor of Eileen Schuller on the Occasion of Her 65th Birthday.

by Jeremy Penner,Ken Penner,Cecilia Wassen

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2011-10-28
  • Pages : 510
  • ISBN : 9004215018
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A timely collection of contributions by major scholars in the field of prayer and poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection

Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection
A Book

by J L Magnes Professor of the Bible Emanuel Tov,Kipp Davis,Robert Duke

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-08-17
  • Pages : 236
  • ISBN : 9789004321489
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Under the auspices of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, teams of scholar-mentors and students working collaboratively present the thirteen fragments of Dead Sea Scrolls in this volume. The fragments are part of the Museum of the Bible Collection in Oklahoma City.