Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls


By (author) James C. VanderKam, Edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman, Edited by James C. VanderKam

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  • Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
  • Format: Hardback | 1152 pages
  • Dimensions: 236mm x 295mm x 102mm | 3,515g
  • Publication date: 6 April 2000
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0195084500
  • ISBN 13: 9780195084504
  • Illustrations note: 10 line illustrations

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With contributions from 100 distinguished scholars representing diverse traditions and fields of learning this is the most comprehensive critical synthesis of recent knowledge about the Dead Sea scrolls, and their historical, archaeological, linguistic and religious contexts. The Encyclopedia ranges widely to cover such topics as the political, social, and cultural backgrounds of the texts and their communities; methods of analysis and interpretation; the impact of the texts on the understanding of Judaism and Christianity; and much more - including balanced treatment of conflicts and controversies.

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The Encyclopedia is an excellent reference work, which can be recommended to anyone interested in the scrolls Journal for the Study of Judaism The editors and contributors have done a great service in producing this reference work devoted to the Scrolls and related topics. Journal for the Study of the Old Testament (94) 2001 Sumptuous and comprehensive ... The range of this Encyclopedia has to be enormous... highly useful, annotated bibliographies are attached to each article... an indispensable work. Hyam Maccoby, TLS 29/09/00