Hidden untouched in caves for two millennia, the Dead Sea Scrolls now for fifty years have been poked and prodded to yield their treasure of knowledge about the history of early Jews and Christians. This veritable “who’s who” of international Scrolls research commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls with essays focused on the history of Dead Sea Scrolls research; the Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, early Judaism and the New Testament; the Damascus Document; and the future of Dead Sea Scrolls research. The book includes twelve photographs, several recently released to the public for the first time.
“This collection of essays is worth reading for anyone willing to go beyond a surface knowledge of the meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, to get insights about the complex history of their publication and of their analysis, and to grasp something of their invaluable contribution to the study of Hebrew Scriptures, ancient Judaism and early Christianity.” —Hebrew Studies
“The editors of this jubilee volume choose to recount the Dead Sea Scrolls’ research, not in terms of its variegated fields…by referring to the history of the research and publication in terms of agenda and methodology.…an interesting volume, which looks forwards optimistically to future research.” —Review of Biblical Literature
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