Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls
ISBN10: 0415146372 ISBN13: 9780415146371 Contributors: Collins, John Joseph Publisher: Routledge Published: Jun 1 1997 Pages: 187 Weight: 0.60lbs. Height: 8.75" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
Since the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls were released in 1992, there has been an explosion of interest in them. This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity. Collins' volume provides a valuable and accessible introduction to the interpretation of the Scrolls, which is an informative addition to the series examining the major themes of the Scroll texts.