Saturday, June 06, 2020

Review of Crawford, Scribes and Scrolls at Qumran

READING ACTS: Book Review: Sidnie White Crawford, Scribes and Scrolls at Qumran (Phil Long).
Crawford, Sidnie White. Scribes and Scrolls at Qumran. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 2019. 406 pp. + 8 pp of figures. Hb; $50. Link to Eerdmans

Sidnie White Crawford’s new book on the Dead Sea Scrolls and their relationship to both Qumran and the Essenes is a clear presentation of what might be considered the current consensus view on these issues. She does not engage in any fanciful new theory to completely overturn previous scholarship. On the contrary, she present a reasonable thesis based on evidence draw from both the archaeology of Qumran and the contents of the Dead Sea Scrolls. ...

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