The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls  a Very Short Introduction
Author: Timothy Lim
Publsiher: Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2017-03-23
ISBN: 0198779526
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls a Very Short Introduction Book Excerpt:

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.

Qumran and Jerusalem

Qumran and Jerusalem
Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 483
Release: 2010-03-08
ISBN: 0802849768
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Qumran and Jerusalem Book Excerpt:

With the full publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls come major changes in our understanding of these fascinating texts and their significance for the study of the history of Judaism and Christianity. One of the most significant changes that one cannot study Qumran without Jerusalem nor Jerusalem without Qumran is explored in this important volume. / Although the Scrolls preserve the peculiar ideology of the Qumran sect, much of the material also represents the common beliefs and practices of the Judaism of the time. Here Lawrence Schiffman mines these incredible documents to reveal their significance for the reconstruction of the history of Judaism. His investigation brings to life a period of immense significance for the history of the Western world.

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: James VanderKam,Peter Flint
Publsiher: Harper Collins
Total Pages: 480
Release: 2004-10-12
ISBN: 9780060684655
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

The story of the discovery of the first Dead Sea Scrolls has become a part of Western lore. Who has not heard about the Bedouin shepherd who threw a rock into a cave, heard a crash, went in to explore, and found the scrolls? The story in that form may be accurate, but it turns out to be something of a simplification. As a matter of fact, much remains unknown about the exact circumstances under which those scrolls were discovered. The story of the discovery at first deals with just one cave; the other ten were located at later times.

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls N Z

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls  N Z
Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman,James C. VanderKam
Publsiher: Oxford : Oxford University Press
Total Pages: 552
Release: 2000
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Dead Sea scrolls
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls N Z Book Excerpt:

Counter Discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 800 manuscripts nearly one thousand years older than any other writings of the Hebrew Scriptures. Ever since, these mysterious documents have raised many questions. What do the scrolls tell us about the people who wrote them? What information do they have about early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism? How do they confirm or contradict what we thought we knew about the Bible? Featuring 450 articles by an international community of scholars, the Encyclopedia is the definitive account of what we know about the Dead Sea Scrolls--their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. With contributions from 100 distinguished scholars representing diverse traditions and fields of learning, this volume offers the most comprehensive critical synthesis of current knowledge about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Along with viewing the works in their historical, archaeological, linguistic, and religious contexts, the archaeological evidence is explored and the methods used to date, document and preserve the manuscripts are explained. With extensive cross-references, blind entries and an index, this definitive reference work provides authoritative answers and information for all readers.

Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: John J. Collins,John Joseph Collins,Robert A. Kugler
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2000-07-17
ISBN: 9780802847430
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

Biblical scholars probe the Dead Sea Scrolls for information about Jewish practice in the First Century and Hellenistic influence on the Judaism of the period. Original.

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Millar Burrows
Publsiher: Outlet
Total Pages: 435
Release: 1986
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

Tells the story of the discovery of the scrolls, explains their significance, and provides translations of the most interesting scrolls

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: John Joseph Collins
Publsiher: Psychology Press
Total Pages: 187
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780415146364
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity.

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English 7th Edition

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English  7th Edition
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Penguin UK
Total Pages: 720
Release: 2011-12-01
ISBN: 0141197323
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English 7th Edition Book Excerpt:

'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 After Fifty Years

The Dead Sea Scrolls After Fifty Years
Author: Peter W. Flint,James C. VanderKam
Publsiher: Brill Academic Pub
Total Pages: 600
Release: 1997-12-31
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls After Fifty Years Book Excerpt:

The Dead Sea Scrolls in English

The Dead Sea Scrolls in English
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: A&C Black
Total Pages: 391
Release: 1995-11-01
ISBN: 9781850755630
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls in English Book Excerpt:

'This significantly expanded and revised fourth edition of what has always been the best English translation of the Scrolls has become a combination of two books: Vermes has replaced nearly all of the original Introduction with an abridged version of the corresponding material from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective... He has also added new translations of material that has been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.' James R Mueller, Religious Studies Review>

What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter

What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter
Author: David Noel Freedman,Pam Fox Kuhlken
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 131
Release: 2007-03-21
ISBN: 0802844243
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter Book Excerpt:

Designed to equip students in religion, history, archaeology, and anyone who has an interest in the scrolls, this is a fascinating and accessible guidebook full of humor and behind-the-scenes glimpses into research on the scrolls.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Today Rev Ed

The Dead Sea Scrolls Today  Rev  Ed
Author: James VanderKam
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 260
Release: 2010-02-22
ISBN: 080286435X
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls Today Rev Ed Book Excerpt:

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

The Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: John J. Collins
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2012-10-28
ISBN: 1400844606
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

Unraveling the controversies surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls Since they were first discovered in the caves at Qumran in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have aroused more fascination—and more controversy—than perhaps any other archaeological find. They appear to have been hidden in the Judean desert by the Essenes, a Jewish sect that existed around the time of Jesus, and they continue to inspire veneration and conspiracy theories to this day. John Collins tells the story of the bitter conflicts that have swirled around the scrolls since their startling discovery, and sheds light on their true significance for Jewish and Christian history. Collins vividly recounts how a Bedouin shepherd went searching for a lost goat and found the scrolls instead. He offers insight into debates over whether the Essenes were an authentic Jewish sect and explains why such questions are critical to our understanding of ancient Judaism and to Jewish identity. Collins explores whether the scrolls were indeed the property of an isolated, quasi-monastic community living at Qumran, or whether they more broadly reflect the Judaism of their time. And he unravels the impassioned disputes surrounding the scrolls and Christianity. Do they anticipate the early church? Do they undermine the credibility of the Christian faith? Collins also looks at attempts to "reclaim" the scrolls for Judaism after the full corpus became available in the 1990s, and at how the decades-long delay in publishing the scrolls gave rise to sensational claims and conspiracy theories.

Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Edmund Wilson
Publsiher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-11-05
ISBN: 1466899603
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

“Reading him, it is not difficult to imagine the ardor with which Edmund Wilson pursued his complex subject; it was the kind of subject he had always liked best, involving as it did history, politics, ancient lore, and all his faculties for imaginative reconstruction and historical analysis ... No book quite like this has been written in our century.” —Leon Edel

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Seas scrolls and the Qumran Community

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls  The Dead Seas scrolls and the Qumran Community
Author: James H. Charlesworth
Publsiher: Baylor University Press
Total Pages: 497
Release: 2006
ISBN: 1932792201
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls The Dead Seas scrolls and the Qumran Community Book Excerpt:

These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.--Adolfo Roitman, Curator of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Head of the Shrine of the Book, The Israel Museum, Jerusalem

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English
Author: Géza Vermès
Publsiher: Viking Adult
Total Pages: 648
Release: 1997
ISBN: 1928374650XXX
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English Book Excerpt:

The first complete edition of the English version of the Dead Sea Scrolls offers the text of the documents as well as information about their history and significance

The Provo International Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Provo International Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Donald Wayne Parry,Eugene Charles Ulrich
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 711
Release: 1999
ISBN: 9789004111554
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Provo International Conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

This volume contains the most recent scholarship on a number of issues and topics presented at an international conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls, held at Provo, Utah, July 15-17, 1996. Forty-three articles examine various aspects of the Scrolls, placed under the following divisions: Technology, Editions and Analyses of Texts, The Qumran Community, Calendar, Levi and the Priesthood, Messianism and Eschatology, and Wisdom and Liturgy.

Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: Joseph L. Angel
Publsiher: BRILL
Total Pages: 380
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9004181458
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Otherworldly and Eschatological Priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls Book Excerpt:

Departing from scholarship dedicated to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this book explores images of otherworldly and messianic/eschatological priesthood in the Dead Sea Scrolls as a reflection of the religious worldview of the Qumran community and related groups.

Scriptures and Sectarianism

Scriptures and Sectarianism
Author: Collins
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 329
Release: 2016
ISBN: 0802873146
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Scriptures and Sectarianism Book Excerpt:

Essays representing ten years of John J. Collins's expert reflection on Scripture and the Qumran community are here collected in a volume that is sure to be of interest to students and scholars of Early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Collins opens with the introductory chapter "What Have We Learned from the Dead Sea Scrolls?" before offering essays on the authority and interpretation of Scripture, historiography and the emergence of the Qumran sect, and specific aspects of the sectarian worldview: covenant and dualism, the angelic world, the afterlife, prayer and ritual, and wisdom. A concluding epilogue considers the account of the Suffering Servant and illustrates the relevance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for early Christianity.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible
Author: Eugene C. Ulrich,Professor of Hebrew Eugene Ulrich
Publsiher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Total Pages: 309
Release: 1999-06-15
ISBN: 9780802846112
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible Book Excerpt:

Ulrich (Hebrew scriptures, U. of Notre Dame-Indiana), a pre-eminent Dead Sea scrolls scholar, has been editing the Qumran biblical scrolls for the past two decades. This volume contains 14 essays that he wrote over the years for various conferences and collections. They deal first with the Hebrew t