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Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls

by James H. Charlesworth
     
 

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A leading expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls explains why they are among the most important archaeological finds in history, and explores how they have revolutionized our understanding of Jesus.

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A leading expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls explains why they are among the most important archaeological finds in history, and explores how they have revolutionized our understanding of Jesus.

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Library Journal
Neither the recent excitement over the Dead Sea Scrolls nor the flow of books--scholarly and popular--on their impact show signs of abating. Some of these books are primarily sensationalistic, while others represent sound scholarship. This book is among the latter. Editor Charlesworth has established himself as a careful scholar, especially in the area of early Jewish and Christian studies. Bringing together a dozen essays (including three of his own) on the influence, of the Essenes on Jesus of Nazareth, he presents a critical review of the major similarities and differences between the Essenes and Jesus. Among the intriguing suggestions is that, contrary to prevailing opinion, Jesus did address or allude to the teachings and practices of the Essenes. The contributors generally express such nontraditional ideas cautiously, since there is much work yet to be done on the Scrolls. Still, this is a solid contribution to the current debate that will inform and challenge both scholars and lay readers. For academic and large public libraries.-- Craig W. Beard, Univ. of Alabama at Birmingham Lib.
Booknews
Scholars from North America, Europe, and Israel examine how recent work on the Dead Sea Scrolls has significantly altered the academic understanding of the life and times of Jesus. Includes details of how crucifixions were carried out, and a inquiry as to whether James was Jesus' brother. Charlesworth is the editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls Project at Princeton Theological Seminary. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300140170
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
11/01/2007
Series:
The Anchor Yale Bible Reference Library Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
410
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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