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The Library of Qumran
On the Essenes, Qumran, John the Baptist, and Jesus
POD; Published: 4/29/1998
ISBN: 978-0-8028-6167-2
Price: $ 30.50
302 Pages
Trim Size, in inches: 6.25 X 9.25
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The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement, paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there, explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today
Westminster Theological Journal
"Occasionally a book is published that dominates the course of scholarship for some time. Witness, for example, the effect that E. P. Saunders' Paul and Palestinian Judaism has had on discussions about Judaism as well as Pauline studies. Whether Stegemann's book will do the same with regard to Qumran studies no one can say, of course, but it certainly has the potential. Some of his positions may turn out to be dead-ends, but others may well be the beginning of major new avenues in Qumran scholarship. . . Qumran scholars have more than enough here to keep the debate lively and the research ongoing."