Uma introdução aos Manuscritos do Mar Morto

BROOKE, G. J. ; HEMPEL, C. T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls. London: Bloomsbury, 2018, 512 p. – ISBN 9780567352057

BROOKE, G. J. ; HEMPEL, C. T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls. London: Bloomsbury, 2018, 512 p.

 
In 30 concise articles all of the key texts and documents are examined. A section on the complex methods used in anaylzing the scrolls then follows before the focus moves to consideration of the scrolls in their various contexts; political, religious, cultural, economic, historical. The genres ascribed to groups of texts within the scrolls are examined in the next section with due attention given to both past and present scholarship. The main body of the companion then concludes with crucial issues and topics discussed by leading scholars. The book finishes with appendices and indexes giving: timelines, lists of kings, family trees of the Seleucids, Ptolemies, Hasmoneans, lists of places and scrolls, information on electronic resources and classified bibliographies. The volume is illustrated throughout with some 60 images enabling readers to consider key texts from the scrolls not only in transcription but simultaneously with photographs.

George J. Brooke is Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis at the University of Manchester, UK. Charlotte Hempel is a Reader in Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the University of Birmingham, UK.

Para além dos textos: um retrato arqueológico de Israel e Judá

DEVER, W. G. Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017, 772 p. – ISBN 9780884142188.

DEVER, W. G. Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah. Atlanta: SBL Press, 2017, 772 p.

William G. Dever offers a welcome perspective on ancient Israel and Judah that prioritizes the archaeological remains to render history as it was — not as the biblical writers argue it should have been. Drawing from the most recent archaeological data as interpreted from a non theological point of view and supplementing that data with biblical material only when it converges with the archaeological record, Dever analyzes all the evidence at hand to provide a new history of ancient Israel and Judah that is accessible to all interested readers.

Features:
. A new approach to the history of ancient Israel
. Extensive bibliography
. More than eighty maps and illustrations

William G. Dever is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Lycoming College in Williamsport, Pennsylvania, and Professor Emeritus at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies at the University of Arizona.