The Dead Sea Scrolls
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.
All of the articles in The Dead Sea Scrolls are written by leading scholars but are aimed at a general audience. The book is also a treat for the eyes, illustrated with more than 90 color photographs.
Table of Contents:
- How the Dead Sea Scrolls Were Found
Harry Thomas Frank
- More Scrolls Lie Buried! Recollections from Years Gone By
- The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them
Frank Moore Cross
- Publishing the Scrolls: Reflections on Thirty Years of Scholarly Work
- The Fluid Bible: The Blurry Line between Biblical and Nonbiblical Texts
Sidnie White Crawford
- The Scrolls and Early Christianity: How They Are Related and What They Share
James C. VanderKam
- Significance of the Scrolls: A New Perspective on the Texts from the Qumran Caves
Lawrence H. Schiffman