24th February 2007
A couple new books on the Dead Sea Scrolls came to my attention recently and appear to be quite interesting.
The Dead Sea Scrolls — A Short History
(Brill, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com)
Out of the Cave: A Philosophical Inquiry into the Dead Sea Scrolls Research
(Harvard University Press, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com)
Fields’s brief work provides a sketch of the history of the Dead Sea Scrolls for a popular audience. Ullmann-Margali’s book, on the other hand, isn’t about the scrolls per se, but rather is about scrolls research. She examines the debates surrounding the scrolls, in particular the Qumran-Essene hypothesis.