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    DescriptionThe substantial value of the Dead Sea Scrolls for biblical studies is well known. However, it can be difficult to remain on the cutting edge of Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship. In this volume leading expert James C. VanderKam offers detailed summaries of significant ways in which the scrolls can enrich the reading and study of the Bible. Each chapter brings readers up-to-date with the latest pivotal developments, focusing on relevant information from the scrolls and expounding their significance for biblical studies. This rich compendium from a distinguished scholar is essential reading for all who work at understanding biblical texts and their contexts within the ancient world.

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    The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James C. VanderKam
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 230 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 304 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802866790
    ISBN 10: 0802866794

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    Edition statement
    New ed.
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
    Publication date
    26 March 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
    Review quote
    William Adler-- North Carolina State University"Written by one of the world's foremost authorities on Second Temple Judaism, The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible represents the culmination of a lifetime of devoted study of one of the most important archaeological and documentary finds of the modern age. In this single volume VanderKam explains the contribution of the Scrolls to critical issues in the study of Jewish and Christian scriptures: the authority of biblical and para-biblical books, scriptural interpretation and commentary, messianic hopes, and group controversies during the time of Jesus. Lucid and lively writing, careful textual analysis, and original insights combine to make this book a real pleasure to read." James H. Charlesworth-- Princeton Theological Seminary"With typical succinctness and insight, Jim VanderKam presents a reliable introduction to the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for a better understanding of the Bible." John J. Collins-- Yale University"VanderKam surveys not only the evidence of the Scrolls for the text and canon of the Hebrew Bible but also their relevance for understanding the New Testament. As usual, he is clear, thorough, and reliable. This will be a standard reference work for all students of the Bible." Matthias Henze-- Rice University"With characteristic ease, erudition, and authority, James VanderKam expertly guides readers through the diffcult terrain of textual criticism and Scrolls controversies. In the end, the reader emerges with a clear and unbiased understanding of the true significance of the Scrolls for the field of biblical studies."