The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Rev. Ed: Revised Edition

February 22, 2010|
The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Rev. Ed: Revised Edition by James VanderKam
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Best-selling book on the Scrolls, updated to reflect current scholarship and recent debates

The premier Dead Sea Scrolls primer ever since its original publication in 1994, James VanderKam's Dead Sea Scrolls Today won the Biblical Archaeology Society's Publication Award in 1995 for the Best Popular Book on Biblical Archaeology. In this expanded and updated edition the book will continue to illuminate the greatest archaeological find in modern times.

While retaining the format, style, and aims of the first edition, the second edition of The Dead Sea Scrolls Today takes into account the full publication of the texts from the caves and the post-1994 debates about the Qumran site, and it contains an additional section regarding information that the Scrolls provide about Second Temple Judaism and the groups prominent at the time. Further, VanderKam has enlarged the bibliographies throughout and changed the phrasing in many places. Finally, quotations of the Scrolls are from the fifth edition of Geza Vermes's translation, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (Penguin, 1997).
James C. VanderKam is John A. O''Brien Professor ofHebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame and amember of the international team responsible for preservingand translating the Dead Sea Scrolls. His previous booksinclude The Dead Sea Scrolls Today andAn Introduction to Early Judaism (bothEerdmans).
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Title:The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, Rev. Ed: Revised Edition
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:276 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:276 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.7 in
Published:February 22, 2010
Publisher:WM. B. EERDMANS PUBLISHING CO.
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780802864352

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