The essays in Sacred Texts and Disparate Interpretations cover an array of core themes from various areas of Qumran studies, including textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, Second Temple history, philology, paleography, Wisdom and religious poetry.
Contributors to this volume generally consider these themes from a historical perspective, trying to find new solutions to old questions and entering in constructive dialogue with the opinions of other scholars. Paleographic investigations, textual criticism as well as literary and philological approaches make this volume a valuable contribution to the variegated and often highly specialized directions of inquiry into the contents and historical background of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Henryk Drawnel, Ph.D. (2004) Pontifical Biblical Institute, is Professor of Second Temple Judaism at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Recently he has published Qumran Cave 4: The Aramaic Books of Enoch from Qumran (Oxford University Press, 2019).
All interested in the study of the Dead Sea scrolls, especially their influence on the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible, historical context of the Qumran community and pluriform interpretive approach.