Who, what, when, where, and why---Fitzmeyer covers the five classic questions and a whole lot more. As a member of the original international team formed to study and publish the Dead Sea Scrolls, he is superbly qualified to answer questions about the discovery, contents, and significance of the scrolls. He thoroughly explains all aspects of the scrolls, from the discovery of the first cave in 1947 to the recent controversies and debates surrounding their publication. He explores their importance for both Old and New Testament studies, and discusses their impact on Judaism and early Christianity. A bibliography, topical index and index of manuscripts complete this essential reference. 202 pages, paper from Paulist.
Questions and answers that people ask today about the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, their contents, their significance, and recent developments about them -- written by an expert who has worked on the scrolls from the beginning.
What are the Dead Sea Scrolls?" "What is Qumran and what relation do the Dead Sea Scolls have to it?" Where are the scrolls today?" "How do the authors of the scrolls conceive of God?" "What do these scrolls tell us about first-century Judaism?" "Does the title 'Son of Man' occur in the scrolls? This book tackles the questions and answers that people ask today about the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrollstheir contents, their significance, and recent developments about themwritten by an expert who has worked on the scrolls from the beginning.
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