The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls
The Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls, provides an overall introduction to the principal kinds of literature amongst the Dead Sea Scrolls. Since all the unpublished texts came into the public domain in 1991, there has been much scholarly activity in editing the materials. However, little has been published to provide the interested students with a concise guide to the complete extant literary corpus. This new series aims to fill that gap through its popular presentation of the main ideas and concerns of the literature from Qumran and elsewhere in the Judaean wilderness.
The series is intended for all interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls, especially undergraduate and graduate students working in biblical studies or the study of Jewish history and religion. Written by the foremost experts in their particular fields, the series serves to advance general knowledge of the scrolls and to inform the discussion of the background to the self-definition of early Judaism and nascent Christianity.