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From Joseph Fitzmyer, professor emeritus at Catholic University and a respected pioneer in his field, come 12 authoritative studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls---including a new essay on Qumran messianism. Fitzmyer brings his training in New Testament Semitic backgrounds and Aramaic studies to his examination of the Scrolls, the Qumran community, interpretation of biblical themes, and the relationship of the Scrolls to early Christianity. 307 pages, softcover from Eerdmans.
Gathers recent research that provides background to the Bible and Christianity.
This volume by Joseph Fitzmyer, a pioneer in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls research, collects twelve of his recent studies on the Scrolls, including a new essay on Qumran messianism. Well known for his landmark work in Aramaic studies and on the Semitic background of the New Testament, Fitzmyer explores how the Scrolls have shed light on the interpretation of biblical themes and on the rise of early Christianity. All of the articles in this volume have been updated to take into account current discussions.
"Scholars, teachers, and students will greatly benefit from accessing this volume from one of the foremost contemporary scholars of the early Jewish and New Testament deposit."
"The collection as a whole is an eloquent witness to Fitzmyer's careful scholarship on the Dead Sea scrolls."