Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls

ISBN-10: 080102837X
ISBN-13: 9780801028373
Edition: 2006
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Description: Were first-century Jews expecting a messiah? Were other messiahs mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls? Were key early Christian symbols also found in the Judaism of Qumran? Did the Jews of Jesus's day believe in salvation by works? In the Holy Spirit?  More...

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Book details

List price: $18.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Baker Academic
Publication date: 10/1/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.440

Were first-century Jews expecting a messiah? Were other messiahs mentioned in the Dead Sea Scrolls? Were key early Christian symbols also found in the Judaism of Qumran? Did the Jews of Jesus's day believe in salvation by works? In the Holy Spirit? How did the New Testament authors think about inspired interpretation? In Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls, six leading scholars--John Collins, Craig Evans, Martin Abegg, R. Glenn Wooden, Barry Smith, and Jonathan Wilson--examine some of the major issues that the Dead Sea Scrolls have raised for our understanding of early Christianity. These cutting-edge articles explore the impact of the Scrolls on Christianity, delving deeper than most surveys on the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Donald Senior , C.P., is President and Professor of New Testament at Catholic Theological Union in Chicago. John J. Collins , Ph.D., is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale University. He is currently serving as president of the Society of Biblical Literature.

Craig A. Evans (Ph.D., Claremont) is Payzant Distinguished Professor of New Testament and director of the graduate program at Acadia Divinity College in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. He has written extensively on the historical Jesus and the Jewish background of the New Testament era. His books include Jesus and His Contemporaries: Comparative Studies (1995), Mark (in the Word Biblical Commentary, 2001), Jesus and the Ossuaries (2003) and Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies (2005). His edited volumes include (with Bruce Chilton) Studying the Historical Jesus: Evaluations of the State of Current Research (1994), (with Stanley E. Porter) Dictionary of New Testament Background (2000) and (with John Collins) Christian Beginnings and the Dead Sea Scrolls (2006). He has recently served on the advisory board on the Gospel of Judas for National Geographic Society and has appeared frequently as an expert commentator on network television programs, such as Dateline, and in various documentaries on the BBC, the Discovery Channel and the History Channel.

A Messiah before Jesus?
An essene Messiah? : comments on Israel Knohl, The messiah before Jesus
Jesus, John, and the Dead Sea scrolls : assessing typologies of restoration
Paul and James on the law in light of the Dead Sea scrolls
"Spirit of Holiness" as eschatological priniciple of obedience
Guided by God : divine aid in interpretiation in the Dead Sea scrolls and the New Testament
The Dead Sea scrolls and Christian theology
Apocalyptic theorlgy and the Dead Sea scrolls : a response to Jonathan Wilson

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