In spite of the amount of literature on the relationship between the Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament, no consensus among the scholars has emerged as yet on how to explain both the similarities and the differences among the two corpora of religious writings. This volume contains a revised form of the contributions to an “experts meeting” held at the Catholic University of Leuven on December 2007 dedicated to explore the relationship among the two corpora and to understand both the commonalities and the differences between the two corpora from the perspective of the common ground from which both corpora have developed: the Hebrew Bible.
Florentino García Martínez was Professor of Early Judaism and Dead Sea Scrolls at the Catholic University of Leuven and at the University of Groningen where he led the Qumran Instituut. He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls, editorial secretary of the "Revue de Qumrân", and editor-in-chief of the "Journal for the Study of Judaism". He has written numerous books and article on the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Contributors include F. Avemarie, G. Brooke, J.J. Collins, L. Doering, T. Elgvin, F. García Martínez, A. Hogeterp, S. Hultgren, J. Jokiranta, T. Lim, E. Mason, E. Regev, J.S. Rey, L.H. Schiffman, E. Tigchelaar, and B. Wold.
All those interested in Early Judaism, in the Dead Sea Scrolls, in the New Testament, in the relationship between Qumran and Early Christianity, and in the interpretation of the Hebrew Bible.