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Title: John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls: Sixty Years of Discovery and Debate
Author: Coloe, Mary L Tom Thatcher (eds)
Publisher: SBL Press; Publication Date: 2011
Paperback; ISBN: 9781589835467
Volumes: 1; Pages: 246
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The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal a Palestinian form of Second Temple Judaism in which the seeds of Johannine Christianity may have first sprouted. Although many texts from the Judean desert are now widely available, the Scrolls have had little part in discussions of the Johannine literature over the past several decades. The essays in this book, ranging from focused studies of key passages in the Fourth Gospel to its broader social world, consider the past and potential impact of the Scrolls on Johannine studies in the context of a growing interest in the historical roots of the Johannine tradition and the origins and nature of the "Johannine community" and its relationship to mainstream Judaism. Future scholarship will be interested in connections between the Gospel of John and the Scrolls and also in Qumran Judaism and Johannine Christianity as parallel religious movements.