James D. Tabor is chair of the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte where he has taught since 1989. Previously he held posts at Notre Dame and William and Mary. He holds a Ph.D. in biblical studies and early Christianity from the University of Chicago and is an expert on the Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian origins. The author of several previous books, he is frequently consulted by the media on these topics and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs.
This book is long unavailable and out of circulation up until now I assume. The previous reviewer received not a book but printed material. I am not surprised. I got it through inter-library loan from the University of Tennessee Library in a printed version about four years ago.
It is a worthwhile read. Dr. Droge has done a bang up job, so I wouldn't add much to it. Get it in any form you can. My belief is that after the upcoming release of Tabor's book on Paul of Tarsus _Jesus and Paul_, and it receives attention, this dissertation will perhaps receive more attention and publication befitting the work.
I add a biased statement of thanks for Dr. Tabor and others like him who have indirectly supported the Ebionites and our rejection of Christianity as no more than the outgrowth of ancient occultism, unrelated totally to the "Jesus" of history.