This volume contains a bibliography of the research on the Dead Sea Scrolls published during the last 25 years, and as such it provides scholars with an indispensable tool for further research.
Although originally planned as a continuation of B. Jongeling's
A Classified Bibliography of the Finds of the Desert of Judah 1958-1969, the materials are presented in a different way in order to avoid unnecessary duplications of entries. Each bibliographical entry is alphabetically listed in the first part of the book and is provided with an identification number which allows for multiple classifications. The second part offers a sophisticated classification of the materials by themes, topics and key words, but also by manuscript numbers and titles of the compositions as well as by authors.
Florentino García Martínez is Professor by special appointment at the Theological Faculty of the University of Groningen, the Netherlands, where he heads the Qumran Institute. He is member of the international team of editors working on the Dead Sea Scrolls and is editorial secretary of the
Revue de Qumrân and
Journal for the Study of Judaism. His publications include
The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English (Brill, 1994).
Donald W. Parry, is Assistant Professor of Hebrew at Brigham Young University, Provo, and member of the international team of editors working on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Among his published books is
Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism.
The editors are to be thanked for producing a very valuable listing of recent works and for making it available so speedily.' George J. Brooke,
Dead Sea Discoveries, 1996. '
...this new bibliography is an indispensable tool for anyone doing research and/or being interested in the field of the Dead Sea documents.' A. van der Kooij,
Biblioteca Orientalis, 1998. '
The authors have certainly done the world of Dead Sea Scrolls research a great service in the production of this book…' J. Campbell.