John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls

John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Sixty Years of Discovery and Debate

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Society of Biblical Literature
The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal a Palestinian form of Second Temple Judaism in which the seeds of Johannine Christianity may have first sprouted. Although many texts from the Judean Desert are now widely available, the Scrolls have had little part in discussions of the Johannine literature over the past several decades. The essays in this book, ranging from focused studies of key passages in the Fourth Gospel to its broader social world, consider the past and potential impact of the Scrolls on Johannine studies in the context of a growing interest in the historical roots of the Johannine tradition and the origins and nature of the “Johannine community” and its relationship to mainstream Judaism. Future scholarship will be interested in connections between the Gospel of John and the Scrolls and also in Qumran Judaism and Johannine Christianity as parallel religious movements. The contributors are Mary L. Coloe and Tom Thatcher, Eileen Schuller, Paul N. Anderson, John Ashton, George J. Brooke, Brian J. Capper, Hannah K. Harrington, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, and James H. Charlesworth.
These essays describe recent developments in Dead Sea Scrolls research and point to new ways that the scrolls illuminate the history and contents of the Fourth Gospel. Topics range from studies of key terms and passages in the Gospel to the broader social world in which both the Gospel and the scrolls were written.

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To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Society's 2007 annual meeting, held in San Diego, included a number of special sessions on recent development in scrolls research. Eight studies here reflect deliberations in the session devoted to the past and potential impact of the scrolls on Johannine studies. Among the topics are mystery in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the fourth gospel, purification in the fourth gospel in light of Qumran, and light from the Dead Sea Scrolls on John 17:15. The Society of Biblical Literature publishes the paperbound edition; Brill publishes the hardbound. Annotation ©2011 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Publisher: Atlanta : Society of Biblical Literature, Ă2011
ISBN: 9781589835474
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xv, 228 pages)


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