Freeing the Dead Sea Scrolls
By Hershel Shanks
The fascinating account of an archaeology outsider and his scrapes with governments, nomads and scoundrels.
Hershel Shanks is the founder and editor of Biblical Archaeology Review. Once a successful Washington attorney, Shanks changed careers after a trip to the Holy Land and devoted himself to the study of Biblical archaeology.
The Dead Sea Scrolls
Featuring: Harry Thomas Frank, Baruch Safrai, Frank Moore Cross, Emanuel Tov, Sidnie White Crawford, James VanderKam and Lawrence Schiffman
The Dead Sea Scrolls are a household name, yet many people do not know what they say or why they are important.
The Dead Sea Scrolls provides all the background they will need to appreciate these unique ancient documents. Readers will learn how the Scrolls were found, how they became embroiled in controversy, what light they shed on our understanding of Judaism and early Christianity, and how they have helped scholars understand the development of the Biblical text and the Biblical canon.
Jesus, Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Featuring: Joseph Fitzmyer, Hanan Eshel, James VanderKam and John Dominic Crossan
The Dead Sea Scrolls may be the most important Biblical discovery of the last hundred years. These documents, probably written by the Essene Jews, have startling similarities to many ideas of the New Testament.
Come with Hershel Shanks and the Biblical Archaeology Society to explore the site where the famous Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, Qumran. We take you there to examine the ruins up close. The breathtaking cinematography makes it the next best thing to actually being there! We also put important questions to leading Bible scholars and archaeologists
The Dead Sea Scrolls & The New Testament
By James VanderKam
VanderKam delivers a point-by-point comparison of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. He asserts that while the scrolls should not be directly linked to the Bible, they reveal a community living before, during and after Jesus, and cast much light on the early relationship of Christianity to Judaism.