One of the world's foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran community that produced them provides an authoritative new English translation of the two hundred longest and most important nonbiblical Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran, along with an introduction to the history of the discovery and publication of each manuscript and the background necessary for placing each manuscript in its actual historical context.
'This significantly expanded and revised fourth edition of what has always been the best English translation of the Scrolls has become a combination of two books: Vermes has replaced nearly all of the original Introduction with an abridged version of the corresponding material from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective... He has also added new translations of material that has been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.' James R Mueller, Religious Studies Review>
Florentino García Martínez,Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar
Author: Florentino García Martínez,Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This practical reference tool contains newly edited Hebrew and Aramaic transcriptions and English translations of all the non-biblical scrolls. Presented on facing pages, they are arranged by serial number from Cave 1 to 11.
The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Quumran by members of the Essene community, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Some sixty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, this revised and much expanded edition of The Dead Sea Scrolls in English crowns a lifetime of research by the great Qumran scholar Geza Vermes. As well as superb translations of all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface. Since its first publication in 1962, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English has established itself as the standard English translation of the non-Biblical Qumran Scrolls and as giving an astonishing insight to the organization, customs, history and beliefs of the community responsible for them. This seventh edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.
A New Text and Translation With Introduction and Special Treatment of Columns 13-17
Author: Daniel A. Machiela
Category: Literary Criticism
The so-called Genesis Apocryphon (1Q20) from Qumran Cave 1 has suffered from decades of neglect, due in large part to its poor state of preservation. As part of a resurgent scholarly interest in the Apocryphon, and its prominent position among the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls, this volume presents a fresh transcription, translation, and exstenive textual notes drawing on close study of the original manuscript, all available photographs, and previous publications. In addition, a detailed analysis of columns 13-15 and their relation to the oft-cited parallel in the Book of Jubilees reveals a number of ways in which the two works differ, thereby highlighting several distinctive features of the Genesis Apocryphon. The result is a reliable text edition and a fuller understanding of the message conveyed by this fragmentary but fascinating retelling of Genesis.
This perennially bestselling book on the Dead Sea Scrolls by one of the fields most respected scholars has now been revised and updated to reflect scholarship and debates since the book was first published in 1994.
This collection of essays by Florentino Garcia Martinez, includes studies on the interpretation of biblical texts in the Scrolls, priestly functions in a community without temple, Messianism, magic, wisdom, sonship, and the "other" in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
Author: James H. Charlesworth
Publisher: Westminster John Knox Press
This volume ofThe Dead Sea Scrollsincludes fragments of the Damascus Document, some works of the Torah, and other related documents. The Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project provides a major landmark in general access to these documents. It is the first serious attempt to provide accurate transcriptions and translations with critical commentary to all the nonbiblical scrolls found at Qumran. These are important reference books for specialized studies in biblical fields.
This groundbreaking book accurately presents the texts on the leather papyrus of the Dead Sea Scrolls in a state-of-the-art manner. Here initial, medial, or final forms in anomalous positions are reproduced precisely as seen, with the original text and the translation on facing pages. Photographs.
Their Significance For Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity
Author: James VanderKam,Peter Flint
Publisher: A&C Black
In this book, two of the world's leading experts on the scrolls reveal the complete and fascinating story in all its detail: the amazing discovery, the intense controversies, and the significant revelations. This comprehensive, up-to-date guide is the def
The Penguin edition of Dr Vermes' The Dead Sea Scrolls in English must now be one of the most widely read books on the Qumran discoveries, containing as it does an attractive translation of the texts and comments on them. This companion volume, unique of its kind, takes a wider view and is the best available account of the background to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the modern discussions of their interpretation. Dr Vermes treats the finds in the Judaean desert, the authenticity and dating of the scrolls, the Qumran library, the life and institutions of the sects, the identification of the Qumran community, the group's history, its religious ideas and ideals, and the impact of the scrolls on biblical studies. The ample bibliographical material, updated for this edition, and the suggestions for reading specific texts help to make this a marvellous guidebook. Brings us up to date on the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, taking its place at the head of the line of introductions to the subject ... Students will be grateful for the interesting way in which issues are laid forth, a classic of elegant exposition of scholarly problems' (Jacob Neusner, in Journal of the American Academy of Religion). 'Although the spate of publications on the Dead Sea Scrolls has been unending, there have been few works which one could unhesitatingly recommend as providing a comprehensive and reliable guide to their significance ... Dr Geza Vermes, who has been actively engaged in the study of the Scrolls since their discovery and is already well-known for his excellent translation of them, has admirably met this need in his The Dead Sea Scrolls. Qumran in Perspective. The volume is written at the level of the educated non-specialist, and the text is uncluttered by footnotes. But the author has appended to each chapter a series of notes and a selective bibliography which will be of considerable value to the serious student and the professional scholar by directing him instantly to the most important works on each of the subjects covered' (Michael Knibb in The Expository Times).
This volume is concerned with exploring sectarian attitudes toward wealth and the economic practices that gave rise to and issued from those attitudes. It argues for several biblical rationales for the practice of shared wealth.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, mainly based on the FARMS database, presents for the first time all the non-biblical Qumran texts classified according to their genres, together with translations. The Reader consists of six individual parts.
The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, mainly based on the FARMS database, presents for the first time all the non-biblical Qumran texts classified according to their genres, together with translations. The Reader consists of six individual parts.Part 2 contains the Exegetical Texts.
Purity Texts is a handbook that gathers the data of the Dead Sea Scrolls on ritual purity and analyzes it systematically as part of a coherent ideology. After a general introduction and an examination of individual texts for the contribution of each to the subject of purity, the book devotes a chapter to each of the impurities discussed in the Scrolls: death, leprosy, bodily discharges and outsiders. In each of these chapters, emphasis is placed on the large amount of congruence of the Qumran texts with each other on the subject of purity and the similarities and differences between the Qumran texts and other sources of ancient Judaism. The contributors to the Companion to the Qumran Scrolls series take account of all relevant and recently published texts and provide extensive bibliographies. The books in the series are authoritatively written in accessible language and are ideal for students and non-specialist scholars. Companion to the Qumran Scrolls, volume 5
The first comprehensive study of all 39 Psalms scrolls and their relationship to the Book of Psalms. This groundbreaking volume makes available a wealth of primary data and investigates the main issues that arise from the study of these manuscripts.
James H. Charlesworth,Hermann Lichtenberger,Gerbern S. Oegema
Studies on the Messianic Expectations in the Dead Sea Scrolls
Author: James H. Charlesworth,Hermann Lichtenberger,Gerbern S. Oegema
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
"The publication of this collection of articles on Qumran Messianism by a team of international scholars marks the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947. The authors offer a new approach to the messianic expectations expressed in the Qumran literature by incorporating also those texts and fragments which have been available only since 1992 and by understanding them within the context of ancient Judaism and early Christianity."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved