By Phillip R. Callaway
Synopsis: within the useless Sea Scrolls for a brand new Millennium, Phillip R. Callaway offers the main complete survey of the useless Sea Scrolls because the ultimate e-book of the cave four fragments. The chapters on modifying the Scrolls, at the caves, at the scrolls, and on Khirbet Qumran current the facts with no getting slowed down in older controversies. Callaway discusses the so-called yahad ostracon, in addition to a desirable writing workout, and the meant useless Sea Scroll on stone. those that wish to be aware of extra concerning the Bible one of the Scrolls are provided short reviews on over 100 readings from Qumran's biblical manuscripts and different biblical texts. within the bankruptcy at the pseudepigrapha and apocrypha, Callaway emphasizes the wealthy literary creation of the mid- to overdue moment Temple interval, with sections on Enoch, Jubilees, the Genesis Apocryphon, a Genesis observation, the transformed Pentateuch, targums on Leviticus and task, the Temple Scroll, the hot Jerusalem, an Apocryphon of Joshua, the psalms, numerous works of knowledge, Tobit, Ben Sira, the Epistle of Jeremiah, and the Greek fragments from cave 7. The bankruptcy at the neighborhood Scrolls offers with the Damascus rfile, the rule of thumb of the group and its appendages, a Hybrid Rule, the rule of thumb of battle, the Thanksgiving Hymns, Florilegium, Testimonia, Melchizedek, the pesher commentaries on Habakkuk, Nahum, and Psalm 37, Ordinances, Calendar texts, a few Works of the legislations, the Angelic Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice, and the phylacteries. by way of the Scrolls and Jewish background, Callaway discusses the textual content referred to as compliment for Jerusalem and King Jonathan, the Copper Scroll, the documentary texts (which may well or will not be from Qumran), the heritage of the Qumran neighborhood, and a few similarities to early Christian notion and language. as well as clarifying discussions of the entire works pointed out above, the writer hopes that The useless Sea Scrolls for a brand new Millennium may help readers comprehend the Scrolls now not because the made of a thorough, separatist neighborhood, yet really because the literary background of a number of the maximum Jewish minds that lived within the moment Temple interval. Endorsements: "Phillip Callaway takes his readers throughout the tales of discovery, conveying with a funky and authoritative contact the most important theories and matters that the Scrolls have engendered, and top us into the guts of the scrolls themselves. His account is readable, trustworthy, undogmatic, updated, and strongly advised for college kids and non-specialists alike." --Philip Davies college of Sheffield "If you're looking for a fresh consultant to the useless Sea Scrolls that introduces you to lots of the significant compositions in a transparent and sympathetic approach, then this can be the booklet for you. Callaway provides quite a lot of perspectives concerning the Scrolls, and but total he sees them no longer because the items of a maverick minority yet greatly as a part of the Judaism in their time. As such he argues that they should be taken heavily via all who comprehend themselves as by any means the heirs of that formative interval thousand years ago." --George J. Brooke, collage of Manchester writer Biography: Phillip R. Callaway studied the useless Sea Scrolls with Hartmut Stegemann and labored on the Qumran Institute on the college of Marburg and the college of Gottingen, Germany. He obtained the PhD in faith from Emory collage. He has released generally at the useless Sea Scrolls and is the writer of The historical past of the Qumran group: An research (1988) and the coauthor of the total global of the useless Sea Scrolls (2002)."