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Originally published in German, this work contains the insights of Hartmut Stegemann, one of the world's premier experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Stegemann recounts his personal experiences examining the scrolls, and gives his thoughts and conclusions about the contents and meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. "The English translation of Stegemann's introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls is a most welcome addition to the literature on these texts. He has distinguished himself for decades as one of the world's foremost authorities in the area of Qumran studies, and in his book he uses his comprehensive, first-hand knowledge to address the basic issues in creative and challenging ways. Students of the Bible and the Scrolls will find reading The Library of Qumran to be an enriching experience." -James C. VanderKam, University of Notre Dame. Hartmut Stegemann is professor of New Testament studies, director of the Institute for Ancient Judaism, and head of the Qumran Research Center, University of Gottingen, Germany.
The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement, paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there, explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today
(19332005) Hartmut Stegemann was professor of NewTestament studies at Georg-August-University inGöttingen. He also served as Director of theDepartment for Ancient Judaism and Head of the QumranResearch Center.
Westminster Theological Journal
"Occasionally a book is published that dominates the course of scholarship for some time. Witness, for example, the effect that E. P. Saunders' Paul and Palestinian Judaism has had on discussions about Judaism as well as Pauline studies. Whether Stegemann's book will do the same with regard to Qumran studies no one can say, of course, but it certainly has the potential. Some of his positions may turn out to be dead-ends, but others may well be the beginning of major new avenues in Qumran scholarship. . . Qumran scholars have more than enough here to keep the debate lively and the research ongoing."