This volume celebrates the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their contents, the community that wrote and preserved them, and new scientific issues that arise from Scrolls studies. The essays, in four sections, explore the origins and text of scripture, the interpretation of scripture in Second Temple Judaism, the identity and practices of the movement associated with Qumran and the Scrolls, and the extensive contributions of Canadian projects and scholarship. Eight color plates are included in the volume.
The contributors are Eileen Schuller, Jason Kalmon and Jaqueline S. du Toit, Jean Duhaime, Andrew B. Perrin, Benjamin H. Parker, Peter W. Flint and Kyung S. Baek, Eugene Ulrich, Manuel Jinbachian, Martin G. Abegg Jr., Emanuel Tov, Steve Mason, Daniel K. Falk, Wayne McCready, Ian W. Scott, Chad Martin Stauber, Ted M. Erho, Robert David with the collaboration of Éric Bellavance, Francis Daoust, Marie-France Dion, Dorothy M. Peters, Hindy Najman, C. J. Patrick Davis, Lorenzo DiTommaso, Cecilia Wassen, and Craig A. Evans.
Peter W. Flint holds the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies and is Professor of Religious Studies at Trinity Western University, British Columbia. He has published extensively on the Bible, the Apocrypha, and the Dead Sea Scrolls and has edited over twenty-five Scrolls. Jean Duhaime is Professor of Biblical Interpretation at the Théologie et sciences des religions, Université de Montréal, Canada. He has published on dualism, eschatological war, and messianism in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Kyung S. Baek is a Ph.D. student at the University of Manchester, a researcher for the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls Studies, an instructor at Trinity Western University, and does research in the Dead Sea Scrolls and biblical interpretation in the broader context of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins.
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