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Presentation Notes

Dead Sea Scrolls, in the news (2021)

Amanda Borschel-Dan, “Bible scroll fragments among dazzling artifacts found in Dead Sea Cave of Horror,” Times of Israel (3/16/2021).

Kristin Romey, “Daring ‘rescue’ mission results in Dead Sea Scrolls finds, other rare discoveries,” National Geographic (3/17/2021).

Livia Gershon, “Dozens of Dead Sea Scroll Fragments Found in Israeli Cave,” Smithsonian Magazine (3/16/2021).

Dead Sea Scrolls, online

Shrine of the Book, Jerusalem

The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls, in print

  • Burrows, M. ed., The Dead Sea Scrolls of St. Mark’s Monastery. 2 vols. New Haven: American Schools of Oriental Research, 1951. (DSSSMM)
  • Charlesworth, James H., et al., The Dead Sea Scrolls: Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek Texts with English Translations. Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project 6B. Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck; Louisville, 2002.
  • Discoveries in the Judean Desert (DJD). Many volumes. {This is the gold standard but is very, very expensive}
  • García Martínez, Florentino and Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, eds. The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition. 2nd ed. 2 vols. New York: Brill, 2019.
  • García Martínez, Florentino. The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1996.
  • Vermes, Geza. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English. 7th rev. ed. New York: Penguin, 2012.
  • Wise, Michael, Martin Abegg, Jr., and Edward Cook. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation. New York: HarperCollins, 1996.

Introductions to the Dead Dead Scrolls

  • Brooke, George J. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005.
  • Vanderkam, James C. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2012.
  • ———-. The Dead Sea Scrolls Today. 2nd ed. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2010.
  • de Waard, Jan. A Comparative Study of the Old Testament text in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 4. Leiden: Brill, 1966.

Papyrus & Parchment

Se BibTheo.com/bookmaking for more resources on ancient book manufacturing

Toni Owen, “Papyrus: Secrets of the Egyptians” Brooklyn Museum (6/23/2010)

More Biblical Manuscripts

See BibTheo.com/TextualCriticism for more information on the ancient manuscripts of the Old and New Testament. The following links take you to some of the sites where you can view photographs of the ancient Biblical manuscripts.

Center for the Study of New Testament Manuscripts

Vatican Digital Library

Index to Interpreting Ancient Manuscripts Webpage

NT Virtual Manuscript Room

Royal Game of Ur

See BibTheo.com/Games for more information on the Royal Game of Ur and other ancient games.

Royal Game of Ur, British Museum

Royal Game of Ur,” Elliot Avedon Virtual Museum of Games

Bible Software

See BibTheo.com/BibleSoftware for guidance on how to use Logos or Accordance for Bible study.

Oil Lamps

“Ken Baumheckel Collection of Oil Lamps,” Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles. Online: http://www.accla.org/actaaccla/oillamps2010.html
images curtesy of “Ken Baumheckel Collection of Oil Lamps,” Ancient Coin Club of Los Angeles. Online: http://www.accla.org/actaaccla/oillamps2010.html
DIY oil lamp burning olive oil with a twisted-napkin wick.

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