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. A compilation of articles that originally appeared in Biblical Archaeology Review and Bible Review, The Dead Sea Scrolls provides all the background one would need to appreciate these unique ancient documents. Readers will learn how the scrolls were found, how they became embroiled in controversy and how they have shed on our understanding of Judaism and early Christianity. The book is a treat for the eyes, illustrated with more than 90 color photographs.
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.
Understanding the Alphabet of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The most important discovery of documents written in the “Jewish” script is the discovery of the documents from the Judean desert, known as “the Dead Sea Scrolls”. These show the graphic evolution of the so called “Jewish” letter forms.
The Dead Sea Scrolls & The New Testament
James 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.