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The Bible at Qumran: Text, Shape, and Interpretation
Series: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature
Edited by Peter W. Flint

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Format: Paperback, 266pp.
ISBN: 0802846300
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co
Pub. Date: April 2001

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The Bible at Qumran puts the Dead Sea Scrolls to use in exploring two principal themes: the text and shape of the “Bible” at Qumran and the interpretation of these scriptures in this fascinating Jewish community. Written by leading scholars in the field, these informed studies make an important contribution to our understanding of the biblical text at a pivotal period in history.

Contributors: Martin G. Abegg Jr., James E. Bowley, Craig A. Evans, Peter W. Flint, James A. Sanders, James M. Scott, Eugene Ulrich, James C. VanderKam, Robert W. Wall and Bruce K. Waltke


The Dead Sea Scrolls have revolutionized our understanding of the formation of the biblical canon and filled in a missing chapter in the history of interpretation. This volume provides an accessible and authoritative account of the state of the question on the formation of the canon, and it nicely illustrates the kind of biblical interpretation found in the Scrolls and related literature. An excellent book for classroom use.
—John J. Collins

For almost 2000 years Christians and Jews shared a common base for translating the Hebrew scriptures into modern languages. Now, with the discovery of copies of Old Testament books that predate Jesus, the situation has changed: with some books, especially the books of Samuel and Jeremiah, Hebrew texts are available for the first time in markedly different versions. What does one do now about translating ‘scripture’ for synagogue or church? Equally important is the issue of interpretation, and it is imperative to observe, sometimes for the first time, how early Jews interpreted the books that Christians cherish as scripture. In this new volume, now available thanks to one of our best publishers of books about the Bible, some leading experts share their insights into these difficult issues.
—James H. Charlesworth


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Peter W. Flint is the Associate professor of biblical studies and codirector of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.

Table of Contents

Peter W. Flint

Part 1: The Scriptures, the Canon, and the Scrolls

Canon as Dialogue
James A. Sanders

How We Got the Hebrew Bible: The Text and Canon of the Old Testament
Bruce K. Waltke

The Bible in the Making: The Scriptures Found at Qumran
Eugene Ulrich

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Canon of Scripture in the Time of Jesus
Craig A. Evans

Noncanonical Writings in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Apocrypha, Other Previously Known Writings, Pseudepigrapha
Peter W. Flint

Part 2: Biblical Interpretation and the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Interpretation of Genesis in 1 Enoch
James C. VanderKam

Abraham in the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Man of Faith and Failure
Craig A. Evans

Moses in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Living in the Shadow of God’s Anointed
James E. Bowley

Korah and Qumran
James M. Scott

4QMMT, Paul, and "Works of the Law"
Martin G.Abegg Jr.

The Intertextuality of Scripture: The Example of Rahab (James 2:25)
Robert W. Wall

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