Thursday, April 12, 2007

New from SBL Publications: The Dead Sea Scrolls

A little colorful volume of 96 pages, The Dead Sea Scrolls (ISBN 978-1-58983270-1), including over 90 photos provides the readers with a full historical and photographic account of the DSS, from their initial discovery to contemporary publication and interpretation. Each of the chapters have appeared in BAR or BR, and the contributors include:
  • Harry Thomas Frank, "How the Dead Sea Scrolls Were Found"

  • Baruch Safrai, "More Scrolls Lie Buried! Recollections from Years Gone By"

  • Frank Moore Cross, "The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them"

  • Emanuel Tov, "Publishing the Scrolls: Reflections on Thirty Years of Scholarly Work"

  • Sidnie White Crawford, "The Fluid Bible: The Blurry Line between Biblical and Nonbiblical Texts"

  • James C. VanderKam,"The Scrolls and Early Christianity: How They Are Related and What They Share"

  • Lawrence H. Schiffman, "Significance of the Scrolls: A New Perspective on the Texts from the Qumran Caves"

The volume is priced at $9.95. A preview of chapter one is available here. For more information, see the announcement on the SBL site here.