This essential two-volume study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, co-published by Eerdmans and Brill, contains newly edited Hebrew and Aramaic transcriptions and English translations of the nonbiblical scrolls on facing pages, arranged by serial number from Cave 1 to Cave 11.
In addition, it offers a summary of the contents of the biblical scrolls from Qumran. Each Q-number is provided with a heading that contains the important information on the text and selected bibliographical references. Although unidentified and unclassified fragments have been omitted, this study edition aims to be complete for the nonbiblical scrolls.
This publication is designed as a practical reference tool to facilitate access to the Qumran collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. As such it is primarily intended for classroom use and for use by specialists from various disciplines who need a reliable compendium of all the materials found. It will also be useful as a companion for those studying the original manuscripts using the microfiche or CD-ROM editions of the scrolls.
Bible Review -This handy two-volume set . . . will prove invaluable to anyone who wants to compare several scrolls at once.-Religious Studies Review -These volumes are clearly the standard for students, and they will also be extremely helpful for specialists, particularly with their easy references to photographs that specialists will need to consult. In paperback and at a reasonable price, these volumes are a welcome addition to the growing number of research tools on the texts from Qumran.-Currents in Theology & Mission -Will serve students and scholars well as the most complete, easily accessible texts of the Qumran manuscripts. . . This edition belongs in the library of every New Testament student and on the shelves of every college, university, and seminary library. It deserves wide use, even by general readers. Nothing illuminates more than the reading of original texts. The two editors, both at the Qumran Institute at the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, deserve thanks for an immensely helpful edition.-