The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins
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.
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Page i - General Editors The Dead Sea Scrolls have been the object of intense interest in recent years, not least because of the release of previously unpublished texts from Qumran Cave 4 since the fall of 1991. With the wealth of new documents that have come to light, the field of Qumran studies has undergone a renaissance. Scholars have begun to question the established conclusions of the last generation; some widely held beliefs have withstood scrutiny, but others have required revision or even dismissaL...
Page xi - Abbreviations AASOR Annual of the American Schools of Oriental Research AB Anchor Bible ABC AK Grayson, Assyrian and Babylonian Chronicles (TCS, 5; Locust Valley: JJ Augustin, 1975) ABD DN Freedman et al.