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Dead Sea Scrolls


This guide is organized by tabs

The tabs are categorized according to certain types of resources:

Texts: primary sources, in the original languages and in translation, for accesseing the scrolls

Reference Tools: lexicons, concordances, encyclopedias/dictionaries, and a couple seminal monographs devoted to the Dead Sea Scrolls. Weston Fields' Full History is a 'must-read' for those who want to understand the controversial history of the discovery and publication of the scrolls.

Journals and Bibliographies: The journals and bibliographies listed here are dedicated to Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship. 

Navigating the Texts

Be sure to check out Joseph Fitzmyer's Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. This resource will help you navigate the major publications and find the text you are looking for.

Overview of Scrolls Scholarship

Timothy Lim's Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford, 2005) provides a concise introduction to Scrolls studies.