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What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and Why Do They Matter? Paperback – March 21, 2007
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David Noel Freedman is the Endowed Chair in Hebrew Biblical Studies at the University of California and has been a Dead Sea Scrolls scholar for over 50 years. Pam Fox Kuhlken is Assistant Professor of English at Arizona Western College and teaches in the graduate Creative Writing Program at Perelandra College.
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While not the most detail-oriented of the books I purchased, it still contains lots of meat, and none of the sensationalist claims of other, less academic books. This book does not get too lost in the extra-canonical material, discussing mostly the Hebrew Bible material, and its implications and impact on western political and religious thought.
Highly recommended when purchased in conjunction with a copy of the DSS Bible, and perhaps Timothy H Lim's "The Dead Sea Scrolls: a very short introduction."
This book is also written as a series of questions and answers; A format which I also found to be a wonderful way in which to present the topic of the Dead Sea Scrolls. This book is also a short and fast read and very much too the point with regards to the topic at hand.