This volume contains a selection of the papers presented at the sixth meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies, held in 2007 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on the topic “Qumran Cave 1 Revisited: Reconsidering the Cave 1 Texts Sixty Years after Their Discovery.” While the opening paper assesses theories about the character of Qumran Cave 1 in relation to the other Qumran caves, all other papers discuss texts from Cave 1, in particular six of the seven large scrolls found there in 1947: the two Isaiah scrolls, the Rule of the Community, the War Scroll, the Thanksgivings Scroll, and the Genesis Apocryphon. Many papers revisit those texts in light of the corresponding versions found in Cave 4.
Daniel K. Falk, Ph.D. (1996) in Divinity, University of Cambridge, is Professor of Ancient Judaism and Biblical Studies at the University of Oregon, and recently published
The Parabiblical Texts. Strategies for Extending the Scriptures Among the Dead Sea Scrolls (2007).
Sarianna Metso, Ph.D. (1996) in Theology, University of Helsinki, is Professor of Hebrew Bible and Dead Sea Scrolls at the University of Toronto, and publishes on the Qumran Community Rule and Leviticus. Her latest book is
The Serekh Texts (2007).
Donald W. Parry, Ph.D. (1992) in Middle East Studies-Hebrew, University of Utah, is Professor of Hebrew at Brigham Young University, publishes on the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, and is co-editor of the
Dead Sea Scrolls Reader (Brill, 2004-2005)
Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar, Ph.D. (1994) in Theology, University of Groningen, is Research Professor at the K.U. Leuven, and editor of
Dead Sea Discoveries. He publishes largely on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Contributors include: Florentino García Martínez, Donald Parry, Peter Flint, Bilhah Nitzan, Mila Ginsburskaya, William Loader, Angela Kim Harkins, Esther Chazon, Brian Schultz, Christophe Batsch, Lawrence Schiffman, Daniel Falk. Daniel Machiela, Dorothy Peters, Beate Ego, Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra, and David Hamidović.
All scholars interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism, as well as biblical scholars interested in textual criticism of Isaiah.