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The Dead Sea Scrolls,
This review is from: Responses to 101 Questions on the Dead Sea Scrolls (Paperback)
Joseph Fitzmyer is one of the most accomplished Catholic bible scholars today writing from the moderate perspective. This book on the Dead Scrolls may be a bit dated (it came out in 1992), but it remains an excellent introduction to the Scrolls and the controvery surrounding them. As Fitzmyer concedes, the delay in the publication of certain scrolls was scandelous, but there is no reason to think there was anything nefarious in the delay (such as a conspiracy by Catholic scholars). Likewise, although the Scrolls provide valuable background material for understanding the world of Jesus and the early church, sensational claims about references to Jesus and James, etc. have little basis in fact.
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