Item description for An Essential Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls (Essential Guide (Abingdon Press)) by Peter W. Flint...
Overview An essential guide to the most significant discovery in the history of biblical studies -- the Dead Sea Scrolls. In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd literally stumbled upon a cave near the Dead Sea, a settlement now called Qumran, to the east of Jerusalem. This cave, along with the others located nearby, contained jars holding hundreds of scrolls and fragments of scrolls of texts both biblical and nonbiblical-in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The biblical scrolls would be the earliest evidence of the Hebrew Scriptures, or Old Testament, by hundreds of years; and the nonbiblical texts would shed dramatic light on one of the least-known periods of Jewish history-the Second Temple period. This find is, quite simply, the most important archaeological event in two thousand years of biblical studies. The scrolls provide information on nearly every aspect of biblical studies, including the Old Testament, text criticism, Second Temple Judaism, the New Testament, and Christian origins. It took more than 50 years for the scrolls to be completely and officially published, and there is no comparable brief, introductory resource that brings this astounding body of information up to date. Peter Flint, world-renowned scholar, will address all areas of the Dead Sea Scrolls: the many texts involved; the context of Jewish history; impact on the canon, text, and modern translations of the Old Testament; theological significance; connections between Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls; and the Scrolls and other New Testament writings
Publishers Description Contains new information about unpublishedDead Sea Scrollswithtranslations of key passages and recent discovery ofthe movementbehind the Scrolls in their own words. Seehttp: //deadseascrolls.org/www/Site/thedss.php In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled upon a cave near the Dead Sea, a settlement now called Qumran, to the east of Jerusalem. This cave, along with the others located nearby, contained jars holding hundreds of scrolls and fragments of scrolls of texts both biblical and nonbiblical in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The biblical scrolls would be the earliest evidence of the Hebrew Scriptures by hundreds of years; and the nonbiblical texts would shed dramatic light on one of the least-known periods of Jewish history. This find is the most important archaeological event in two thousand years of biblical studies. Online supplement, with indexes, discussion questions, Dead Sea Scrolls websites, and links to study tools, electronic resources, and photographs: http: //www.abingdonacademic.com/dsscrolls "
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Studio: Abingdon Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.9" Width: 6" Height: 0.7" Weight: 0.85 lbs.
Release Date Feb 1, 2013
Publisher Abingdon Church Supplies
Series Essential Guide - Abingdon
ISBN 0687494494 ISBN13 9780687494491
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More About Peter W. Flint
Peter W. Flint, Ph.D. (1993) in Biblical Studies, University of Notre Dame, is Associate Professor of Religious Studies and a Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in Canada. He has published several articles on the Psalms, the Scrolls, and the Septuagint, and is one of the official Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Peter W. Flint has an academic affiliation as follows - Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scroll Studies and Director of the D.
Peter W. Flint has published or released items in the following series...
Core Biblical Studies
Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls & Related Literature