The meaning of the Dead Sea scrolls : their significance for understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity (eBook, 2004) [WorldCat.org]
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The meaning of the Dead Sea scrolls : their significance for understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity

Author: James C VanderKam; Peter W Flint
Publisher: San Francisco, CA : HarperSanFrancisco, 2004, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 1st paperback edView all editions and formats
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Drawing together all the evidence, this timely book explores: The discovery and dating of the Dead Sea Scrolls; their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, Apocrypha, and New Testament; their messianic and apocalyptic messages; the identity, nature, and theology of the Qumran community; the nonbiblical scrolls; and controversies surrounding the scrolls. This comprehensive, guide provides an introduction to all aspects  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James C VanderKam; Peter W Flint
OCLC Number: 1245529848
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 467 pages : illustrations, charts)
Contents: Discoveries, dating, archeology, and new methods --
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Scripture --
The nonbiblical scrolls and their message --
The scrolls and the New Testament --
Controversies about the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Responsibility: James C. VanderKam and Peter Flint.

Abstract:

Drawing together all the evidence, this timely book explores: The discovery and dating of the Dead Sea Scrolls; their relationship to the Hebrew Bible, Apocrypha, and New Testament; their messianic and apocalyptic messages; the identity, nature, and theology of the Qumran community; the nonbiblical scrolls; and controversies surrounding the scrolls. This comprehensive, guide provides an introduction to all aspects of the scrolls, including their teachings, the community that created them, the world of Judaism, the origins of Christianity, and our understanding of Jesus and the New Testament. Features photos of the original texts, the sites, and the scholars who deciphered them, and includes illustrative passages from the scrolls.

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