Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Deal: Volumes 1 and 2 of Dead Sea Scrolls

Christianbook.com is running a special on two volumes of James Charlesworth’s The Dead Sea Scrolls. Retailing for $150 each, they are available now for $20. These are not the first books to buy on the Dead Sea Scrolls, but they are essential for more careful study of the sectarian literature.

21994: The Dead Sea Scrolls, Volume 1: Rules of the Community and Related Documents The Dead Sea Scrolls, Volume 1: Rules of the Community and Related Documents
By James H. Charlesworth / Westminster John Knox Press

"This important work brings together all copies of the Dead Sea Scroll text known as THE COMMUNITY RULE (also called the Manual of Discipline), with original Hebrew and English translations on facing pages. This volume offers the most up-to-date research, an indispensable compendium for anyone doing research on the scrolls." [taken from BIBLICAL ARCHAEOLOGY REVIEW] THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS Vol. 1 was winner of the Biblical Archeological Society Publication Awards--Best Scholarly Books on Archaeology for 1995. Includes introduction, selected bibliography, and footnotes.
22037: The Dead Sea Scrolls, Volume 2: Damascus Document, War Scroll, and Related Documents The Dead Sea Scrolls, Volume 2: Damascus Document, War Scroll, and Related Documents
By James Charlesworth / Westminster John Knox Press

The Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project was established to make available the first comprehensive edition of texts, translations, and introductions to all the Dead Sea Scrolls that are not copies of books in the Biblia Hebraica. Hence the documents composed at Qumran, as well as the Jewish writings composed elsewhere but found in the 11 Qumran caves, are collected in this series.

Amazon has volume 1 for $110 and volume 2 starting at $90.

HT: Peter Wong

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3 Comments:

  • Wow! What a deal. Got mine ordered. Thanks for pointing this out.

    By Blogger Greg, at Wed Apr 25, 08:33:00 AM  

  • What books on the Dead Sea Scrolls do you recommend?

    By Blogger MSC, at Wed Apr 25, 11:54:00 AM  

  • MSC - for one who is looking for introductory works on the Dead Sea Scrolls, I would recommend:

    The Dead Sea Scrolls in English, by Geza Vermes

    The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, by James Vanderkam.

    The Mystery and Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls, by Hershel Shanks.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Mon May 14, 04:40:00 PM  

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