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The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls


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Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Measuring Time

Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Measuring Time

1st Edition

James C. VanderKam
October 15, 1998

1997 was the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the evidence about calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish texts. James C. VanderKam examines the pertinent texts, their sources and the different...

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

1st Edition

John J. Collins
June 26, 1997

Since the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls were released in 1992, there has been an explosion of interest in them. This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism...

Wisdom Texts from Qumran

Wisdom Texts from Qumran

1st Edition

Daniel Harrington S. J.
September 26, 1996

This study is the first full analysis of the Qumran wisdom texts. New translations and a full explanation of the background and context of wisdom literature introduce the reader to an important and hitherto little discussed part of the Dead Sea Scrolls.After surveying biblical and extrabiblical...

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