Friday, April 30, 2004
THIS JUST ARRIVED IN THE POST: The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader, edited by Donald W. Parry and Emanuel Tov (Brill), Part one, Texts Concerned with Religious Law, Part two, Exegetical Texts, and Part four, Calendrical and Sapiential Texts (only the last seems to be available from Amazon). Three volumes out and three to go. I didn't, alas, get these for free, but I did get them at half price, which is nice because they're kind of expensive. They cover the nonbiblical Dead Sea Scrolls corpus, with facing-page Hebrew/Aramaic and English translations. Unlike the Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition, they indicate damaged letters. I haven't had time to work through any of the content yet, but the layout looks good. More please!