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John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Sixty Years of Discovery and Debate
Coloe, Mary L. and Tom Thatcher, editors

Atlanta: Society of Biblical Literature, 2011 pp. xv + 228. $28.95

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Description: The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal a Palestinian form of Second Temple Judaism in which the seeds of Johannine Christianity may have first sprouted. Although many texts from the Judean Desert are now widely available, the Scrolls have had little part in discussions of the Johannine literature over the past several decades. The essays in this book, ranging from focused studies of key passages in the Fourth Gospel to its broader social world, consider the past and potential impact of the Scrolls on Johannine studies in the context of a growing interest in the historical roots of the Johannine tradition and the origins and nature of the “Johannine community” and its relationship to mainstream Judaism. Future scholarship will be interested in connections between the Gospel of John and the Scrolls and also in Qumran Judaism and Johannine Christianity as parallel religious movements. The contributors are Mary L. Coloe and Tom Thatcher, Eileen Schuller, Paul N. Anderson, John Ashton, George J. Brooke, Brian J. Capper, Hannah K. Harrington, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, and James H. Charlesworth.

Subjects: Bible, New Testament, Johannine Literature, Literature, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Jörg Frey
Published 10/10/2013
Citation: Jörg Frey, review of Mary L. Coloe and Tom Thatcher, eds., John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Sixty Years of Discovery and Debate, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2013).


Review by John Painter
Published 3/10/2012
Citation: John Painter, review of Mary L. Coloe and Tom Thatcher, eds., John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Sixty Years of Discovery and Debate, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2012).


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