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The Dead Sea Scrolls
Flint, Peter W.

Nashville: Abingdon, 2013 pp. xxiv + 212. $29.99

Series Information
Core Biblical Studies


Description: Contains new information about unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls with translations of key passages and recent discovery of the movement behind the Scrolls in their own words. 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 nonbiblicalóin 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.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Linguistics, Translation and Translation Theory, Historical Approaches, History, Dead Sea Scrolls, History of Interpretation

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Review by George J. Brooke
Published 6/20/2014
Citation: George J. Brooke, review of Peter W. Flint, The Dead Sea Scrolls, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2014).


Review by Daniel K. Falk
Published 6/5/2015
Citation: Daniel K. Falk, review of Peter W. Flint, The Dead Sea Scrolls, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2015).


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