Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance For Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus and Christianity / Edition 1

Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance For Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus and Christianity / Edition 1

by James VanderKam, Peter Flint, Peter W. Flint
     
 

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780060684655
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
10/12/2004
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
1,376,596
Product dimensions:
7.37(w) x 9.12(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Pt. 1Discoveries, Dating, Archeology, and New Methods
1The Discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls3
2Dating the Dead Sea Scrolls20
3Archeology of the Qumran Site34
4Technology and the Dead Sea Scrolls55
Pt. 2The Dead Sea Scrolls and Scripture
5The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Before the Scrolls87
6The Biblical Scrolls and the Text of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament103
7The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Canon of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament154
8Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in the Dead Sea Scrolls182
Pt. 3The Nonbiblical Scrolls and Their Message
9A Survey of the Nonbiblical Scrolls209
10Identifying the Group Associated with Qumran239
11The Theology or Belief System of the Qumran Group255
12The Qumran Group Within Early Judaism275
13Biblical Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls293
Pt. 4The Scrolls and the New Testament
14Were New Testament Scrolls Found at Qumran?311
15Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Gospels and Qumran321
16The Dead Sea Scrolls and Other New Testament Books: Acts and the Letters346
17The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Book of Revelation362
Pt. 5Controversies About the Dead Sea Scrolls
18Scroll Wars381
App. IIndex of Passages in the Biblical Scrolls from the Judean Desert407
App. IIIndex of Passages from the Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in the Scrolls424
App. IIIQuotations and Allusions in the Nonbiblical Scrolls427
App. IVTranslations and Editions of the Dead Sea Scrolls434
Notes439
Index457

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