Second Thoughts on the Dead Sea Scrolls

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In this reader-friendly overview, one of the twentieth century's leading biblical scholars offers his insights into the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for biblical studies and the histories of Judaism and Christianity. He tells the story of the discovery of the scrolls and their ongoing significance.

About the Author:
F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of ...

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Overview

In this reader-friendly overview, one of the twentieth century's leading biblical scholars offers his insights into the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for biblical studies and the histories of Judaism and Christianity. He tells the story of the discovery of the scrolls and their ongoing significance.

About the Author:
F. F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781597527002
  • Publisher: Wipf & Stock Publishers
  • Publication date: 6/28/2006
  • Pages: 144

Meet the Author

F.F. Bruce (1910-1990) was Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester in England. During his distinguished career he wrote many bestselling commentaries and books including 'Paul: Apostle of the Heart Set Free' and 'A Mind for What Matters'. He also served as general editor of The New International Commentary on the New Testament.

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Table of Contents


Preface     9
Prologue     11
The First Discoveries     15
Later Discoveries     26
Dating the Finds     34
Khirbet Qumran     45
Wadi Murabba'at and Khirbet Mird     53
The Scrolls and the Old Testament     58
Biblical Interpretation and the Messianic Hope     70
The Teacher of Righteousness and His Enemies     85
The Qumran Community     99
Qumran and the Essenes     112
Qumran and Christianity     123
Epilogue     138
Index     141
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