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Dead Sea Scrolls Resources: General Treatments, Commentaries and Collected Essays

This guide will provide students with a broad overview of the literature about the Dead Sea Scrolls including electronic resources, readers and study editions, calendars and translations.

General Treatments and Introductions

General Guides and Bibliographies

Brooke, George J. Reading the Dead Sea Scrolls: Essays in Method. Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2013.

Cansdale, Lena. Qumran and the Essenes: a Re-evaluation of the Evidence. Tübingen: Mohr, 1997.

Collins, John J. Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.

.The Dead Sea Scrolls: a Biography. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2013.

Collins, John J. and Robert Kugler, ed. Religion in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

Davies, Philip R., George J. Brooke, and Phillip R. Callaway. The Complete World of the Dead Sea Scrolls. London: Thames and Hudson, 2002.

Flint, Peter W. The Dead Sea Scrolls. Nashville: Abingdon Press, 2013.

Lim, Timothy. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford. Oxford University Press, 2005.

Lim, Timothy and John J. Collins, ed. The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.

Schiffman, Lawrence H. Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of Judaism, the Background of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran. Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1994.

Schiffman, Lawrence H., and James C. VanderKam, eds. Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. 2 vols. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.
VanderKam, James C. The Dead Sea Scrolls Today. Grand Rapids, MI: Eerdmans, 1994. Online Access

VanderKam, James and Peter Flint. The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance for Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity. London: T&T Clark, 2002.

Vermès, Géza. An Introduction to the Complete Dead Sea Scrolls. London: SCM, 1999.


Commentaries and Collected Essays

Charlesworth, James, general editor. Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.

Feldman, Ariel. The Rewritten Joshua Scrolls from Qumran. Texts, Translation and Commentary. Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für die alttestamentliche Wissenschaft 438. Berlin, 2013.

Collected Essays:
Berthelot, Kattell, and Daniel Stökl ben Ezra, ed. Aramaica Qumranica: Proceedings from the Conference on the Aramaic Texts from Qumran in Aix-en –Provence 30 June – 2 July 2008. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Clements, Ruth and Daniel Schwartz, eds. Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianity. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

Cryer, Frederick and Thomas Thompson, eds. Qumran between the Old and New Testaments. Sheffield: Sheffield Academic Press, 1998.

Davis, Michael and Brent Strawn, eds. Qumran Studies: New Approaches, New Questions. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2007.

Falk, Daniel, Donald Parry, Sarianna Metso, Eibert Tigchelaar. Qumran Cave 1 Revisited: Texts from Cave 1 Sixty Years after their Discovery. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

Flint, Peter W., and James C. VanderKam, eds. The Dead Sea Scrolls after Fifty Years: A Comprehensive Assessment. 2 vols. Leiden, The Netherlands, and Boston: Brill, 1998–1999.

García Martínez, Florentino. Qumranica Minora. Vol. 1: Qumran Origins and Apocalypticism. Vol 2: Thematic Studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Leiden: Brill, 2007.

Kugler, Robert A., and Eileen Schuller, eds. The Dead Sea Scrolls at Fifty: Proceedings of the 1997 Society of Biblical Literature Qumran Section Meetings. Early Judaism and Its Literature 15. Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999.

Lim, Timothy, ed. with Larry Hurtado, A. Graeme Auld, and Alison Jack. The Dead Sea Scrolls in their Historical Context. London: T&T Clark, 2000.

Lyons, William J., Jonathan G. Campbell, and Lloyd Keith, eds. New Directions in Qumran Studies. T&T Clark, 2005.

Petersen, Anders Klostergaard. Northern Lights on the Dead Sea Scrolls: Proceedings of the Nordic Qumran Network 2003-2006. Leiden: Brill, 2009.

Schiffman, Lawrence, Emanuel Tov, and James VanderKam, eds. The Dead Sea Scrolls Fifty Years after their Discovery. Israel Exploration Society, 2000.

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