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Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Several of these documents can be consulted at the Canadian Museum of Civilization Library.

Compiled by Sylvia Mauro, Reference Librarian, Canadian Museum of Civilization,
December 12, 2003.

Books in English

Abegg, Martin G.; Flint, Peter W.; Ulrich, Eugene Charles. The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible: the oldest known Bible. San Francisco, Calif.: HarperSan Francisco, 1999. 649 p. ISBN (pbk.) 0060600640.

Ancient Israel: from Abraham to the Roman destruction of the Temple. Rev. and expanded ed. by Hershel Shanks. Washington, D.C.: Biblical Archaeology Society, 1999. 356 p. ISBN 1880317540.

Brettler, Marc Zvi. The creation of history in Ancient Israel. New York: Routledge, 1998. 254 p. ISBN 0415194075.

Collins, Michael; Price, Matthew Arlen. The story of Christianity. New York: DK Pub., 2003. 240 p. ISBN 0789496100.

Cradle of Christianity. Ed. by Yael Israeli and David Mevorah. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum, 2000. 232 p. ISBN 9652782653.

Davies, Philip R.; Brooke, George J.; Phillip R. Callaway. The complete world of the Dead Sea scrolls. New York: Thames & Hudson, 2002. 216 p. ISBN 0500051119.

The Dead Sea scrolls after fifty years: a comprehensive assessment. Ed. by Peter W. Flint and James C. Vanderkam; with the assistance of Andrea E. Alvarez, 1998-1999. 2 vol. ISBN 9004108580 (set).

The Dead Sea scrolls: rule of the community. Ed. by James H. Charlesworth and Henry W. L. Rietz. Philadelphia: American Interfaith Institute/World Alliance, 1996. 148 p. ISBN 0826409113. (English; contains facsimiles and transcription of the original Hebrew text and translations in English, German, Spanish, French and Italian, along with modern Hebrew).

Dever, William G. Who were the early Israelites, and where did they come from? Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub, 2003. 268 p. ISBN 0802809758.

Eisenman, Robert. H. James, the brother of Jesus: the key to unlocking the secrets of early Christianity and the Dead Sea Scrolls. New York: Penguin Books, 1998. 1074 p. ISBN 014025773X.

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls. Schiffman, Lawrence H.; James C. VanderKam, editors in chief. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. 2 vol. ISBN 0195084500 (set).

Finkelstein, Israel; Silberman, Neil Asher. The Bible unearthed: archaeology’s new vision of ancient Israel and the origin of its sacred texts. New York: Free Press, 2001. 385 p. ISBN 0684869128.

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. The Dead Sea scrolls and Christian origins. Grand Rapids, Mich.: W.B. Eerdmans Pub., 2000. 290 p. (Studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and related literature). ISBN 0802846505.

Golb, Norman. Who wrote the Dead Sea scrolls? the search for the secret of Qumran. 1st Touchstone ed. New York: Simon & Schuster, 1996, 460 p. ISBN 0684806924.

Herron, Ellen Middlebrook; Tov, Emanuel. The Dead Sea scrolls: catalog of the exhibition of scrolls and artifacts from the collections of the Israel Antiquities Authority at the Public Museum of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids, Mich: Public Museum of Grand Rapids; William B. Eedmans Pub., 2003. 140 p. ISBN 0802821227.

Hopkins, Keith. A world full of gods: the strange triumph of Christianity. New York: Plume, 2001. 402 p. ISBN 0452282616.

Magness, Jodi. The archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids, Mich.: William B. Eerdmans Pub., 2003. 238 p. (Studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and related literature). ISBN 0802826873.

McNutt, Paula M. Reconstructing the society of ancient Israel. Louisville, Ky.: Westminster John Knox Press, 1999. 284 p. ISBN 0664221327.

Schiffman, Lawrence H. Reclaiming the Dead Sea scrolls: the history of Judaism, the background of Christianity, the lost library of Qumran. 1st Anchor Bible reference library ed. New York: Doubleday, 1995, 529 p. (The Anchor Bible reference library). ISBN 0385481217.
Call number: BM 487 S328 1995

Shanks, Hershel; Witherington, Ben. The brother of Jesus: the dramatic story & meaning of the first archaeological link to Jesus & his family. San Francisco: HarperSan Francisco, 2003. 226 p. ISBN 0060556609.

—. The mystery and meaning of the Dead Sea scrolls. 1st Vintage Books ed. New York: Random House, 1999. 246 p. ISBN 0679780890.
Call number: BM 487 S453 1998

Stegemann, Hartmut. The Library of Qumran, on the Essenes, Qumran, John the Baptist, and Jesus. Grand Rapids, Mich: W.B. Eerdmans, 1998. 285 p. ISBN 0802861679.

Ulrich, Eugene Charles. The Dead Sea scrolls and the origins of the Bible. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1999. 309 p. (Studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and related literature). ISBN 0802846114.

Vanderkam, James C. The Dead Sea scrolls today. Grand Rapids, Mich: Eerdmans, 1994. 208 p. ISBN 0802807364.

Vanderkam, James C.; Flint, Peter. The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls. San Francisco: Harper Collins, 2002. 467 p. ISBN 006068464X.

Vermès, Géza. An introduction to the complete Dead Sea scrolls. Rev. ed. Minneapolis, MN: Fortress Press, 2000. 256 p. ISBN 080063229X.

—. The changing faces of Jesus. London: Penguin, 2001. 305 p. ISBN 0140265244.

—. The complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English. Toronto: Penguin Books, 1998. (Penguin Religion). ISBN 0140245014.

Wise, Michael Owen; Abegg Martin G.; Cook, Edward M. The Dead Sea scrolls: a new translation. San Francisco: Harper, 1999. 513 p. ISBN 0060692014.

Books in French

Aux origines du christianisme. Geoltrain, Pierre, éd. Paris: Folio, 2000. 601 p. (Collection Folio/histoire; 98). ISBN 2070411141.

L’aventure des manuscrits de la mer Morte. Sous la dir. de Hershel Shanks; trad. de Sylvie Carteron. Paris: Seuil, 1996. 391 p. (Points Essais). ISBN 2020549522.

Daniélou, Jean. Les manuscrits de la mer Morte et les origines du christianisme. Paris: Seuil, 1995. 120 p. ISBN 2020246546.

Dupont-Sommer, André; Philonenko, Marc. Les écrits esséniens découverts près de la mer Morte. 5e éd. rev. et augm. Paris: Payot, 1996. 466 p. (Histoire Payot). ISBN 222889043X.

Lelièvre, Francine; Poussart, Annick. L’archéologie et la Bible: du roi David aux manuscrits de la Mer morte. Montréal: Pointe-à-Callière, Musée d’archéologie et d’histoire de Montréal, 2003. 32 p. ISBN 2921718375.

Mébarki, Farah … [et al.]. Les manuscripts de la mer Morte. Rodez: Éditions du Rouergue, 2002. 239 p. ISBN 2841563952.

Paul, André. Les manuscrits de la mer Morte: les voix des esséniens retrouvés. Paris: Bayard Éditions/Centurion, 1997. 334 p. ISBN 2227350148.

Qoumrâm et les manuscripts de la Mer Morte: un cinquantenaire. Sous la dir. de Ernest-Marie Laperrousaz. Paris: Cerf, 2000. 446 p. ISBN 2204064068.
Call number: BM 487 Q26 2000

Schiffman, Lawrence H. Les manuscrits de la mer Morte et le judaïsme: l’apport de l’ancienne Qumrân à l’histoire du judaïsme. Traduit, révisé et mise à jour par Jean Duhaime. Saint-Laurent, Qc.: Fides, 2003. 546 p. ISBN 2762124123.
Call number: BM 487 S3414 2003

Shanks, Hershel. L’énigme des manuscrits de la Mer Morte. Trad. de Patrice Ghirardi. Paris: Desclée de Brouwer, 1999. 217 p. ISBN 2220046435.

Wise, Michael Owen; Abegg Martin G.; Cook, Edward M. Les manuscrits de la mer Morte. Paris: Perrin, 2003. 666 p. (Tempus; 45). ISBN 2262020825.

Articles or thematic issues

Les dossiers d’archéologie. No 249 (déc.1999-jan. 2000). p. 159.
Call number: BR 44 J478 2000

« Les manuscrits de la mer Morte: aux origines du christianisme ». Les dossiers d’archéologie. No 189 (jan. 1994). p. 1-108.
Call number: BM 487 M368 1994

« Enquête sur les origines du christianisme ». Historia. No 56, (nov.-déc. 1998). 144 p.

Hadas-lebel, Mireille. « Les manuscrits de la mer Morte ». L’Histoire. No 161 (déc. 1992). p. 6-16.

« Premiers siècles chrétiens ». Documentation photographique. No 7028 (avril 1995).
Call number: ZP. 7D637

« Les Hébreux ». Documentation photographique. No 7033 (fév. 1996).
Call number: ZP. 7D637

“Qumran and the Dead Sea scrolls”. Near eastern archaeology. Vol. 63, no. 3 (2000).
Call number: BM 487 Q28 2000

Films and CD-ROMs

The Bible’s greatest secrets [videorecording]. Producer, Ron Nelson, FilmRoos; executive producer, Bram Roos. New York: A&E Home Video, 1996. 1 videocassette (50 min.). ISBN 0767000390.

Christianity: the first two thousand years [videorecording]. Producers, Arts and Entertainment Network; New Video Group. [United States]: New Video, 2001. 2 videodiscs (400 min.) ISBN 0767030907.

The Dead Sea scrolls: a Common Heritage [videorecording]. Producers, Peter Kirkwood, Rachael Kohn; editor, Deb Prince. Princetown, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2001. 1 videocassette (33 min.) ISBN 0736532242.

The Dead Sea scrolls: the end of days [videorecording]. Producers, Peter Kirkwood, Rachael Kohn; editor, Deb Prince. Princetown, NJ: Films for the Humanities & Sciences, 2001. 1 videocassette (36 min.) ISBN 0736532234.

The enigma of the Dead Sea scrolls [videorecording]. Producers, Catherine Mossek, Michael E. Namatinia; director and editor, Nissim Mossek; script writers, Daniel Cohen, Nissim Mossek. New York: A&E Home Video, 1994. 1 videocassette (50 min.). ISBN 1565014162.

Middle Eastern Archaeology [CD-ROM]. Developed by Phoenix Data Systems for Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit at the Van Andel Museum Center. Grand Rapids, Mich.: Van Andel Museum Center, 2003. 1 CD-ROM. Content note: Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls plus 24 other sites.

The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls [videorecording]. Producer, Israel Museum of Jerusalem. [Jerusalem]: Israel Museum Products Ltd. 1 videocassette (29 min.) ISBN 00200384975.

Scholars, scrolls, and scandals: Dead Sea Scrolls, Judaism and Christianity [videorecording]. Producer/editor, Kirk Mangels; narrator, Lawrence Schiffman. Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeological Society, 2001. 1 videocassette (88 min.).

The secrets of the Dead Sea scrolls [videorecording]. Producers, Kevan Pegley, Paul Watson, Elia Sides; written and directed by Justin Cartwright. [s.l ]: Orion Foundation; Distributed by Questar Inc., 2003. 1 videodisc (50 min.). ISBN 1568559437.

The Unknown Jesus [videorecording]. Producer, FilmRoos. New York: A&E Home Video, 1999. 2 videocassettes (50 min. each). ISBN 0767023544 (set).

What is challenging and new about the Dead Sea Scrolls? [videorecording]. Producer/editor, Kirk Mangels; narrator, James H. Charlesworth. Washington, DC: Biblical Archaeology Society, 2001. 1 videocassette (62 min.).

Children’s books

Allon, Hagit; Zehavi, Lena; Abolafia, Yossi (ill.). The Mystery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jerusalem: The Israel Museum; The Ruth Youth Wing, 2003. 60 p. ISBN 9652782769.

Blackmore, Sarah. The Dead Sea Scrolls. London: Hodder & Stoughton Educational, 2000. 32 p. ISBN 0340776498.

Burnham, Brad. Qumran caves: hiding place for the Dead Sea scrolls. New York: PowerKids Press, 2003. 24 p. ISBN 0823962598.

Cooper, Ilene; Thompson, John, ill. The Dead Sea scrolls. New York: Morrow Junior Books, 1997. 58 p. ISBN 0688143008.

The Dead Sea Scrolls. Peterborough, N.H.: Cobblestone Pub., 2001. 48 p. ISBN 0812676114.

Schiffman, Lawrence H. Understanding Second Temple and rabbinic Judaism. Jersey City, N.J.: Ktav Pub. House, 2003. ISBN 088125813X.

Web sites

Ancient Treasures and the Dead Sea Scrolls [Internet resource]. [ Gatineau, Quebec: Canadian Museum of Civilization Corporation, January 26, 2005]. Access: http://www.historymuseum.ca/civil/israel/isrele.html

The Dead Sea Scrolls with Rachael Kohn [Internet resource]. [ s.l., Australia: Australian Broadcasting Corporation, July 14, 2000] [viewed on Sept.16, 2003]. Access: http://www.abc.net.au/religion/features/scrolls/

Educational Site. Dead Sea Scrolls [Internet resource]. [Los Angeles: West Semitic Research Project, 1997-2003] [viewed on Sept.16, 2003]. Access: http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/wsrp/educational_site/dead_sea_scrolls/

Gris, Jehon. Fifty Years of the Dead Sea Scrolls [Internet resource]. [San Francisco: Lehrhaus Judaïca, 2001] [viewed on Sept.16, 2003]. Access: http://www.lehrhaus.org/online/scrolls/scrolls_1.html

Hoselton, Mitchell A. Dead Sea Scrolls & Qumran [Internet resource]. [ s.l.: Flash.net, May 28, 2003] [viewed on Sept.16, 2003]. Access: http://www.flash.net/~hoselton/deadsea/deadsea.htm

The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature [Internet resource]. [Jerusalem]: Orion Center, Hebrew University, 1998] [viewed on Sept. 16, 2003]. Access: http://orion.mscc.huji.ac.il/

Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship [Internet resource]. [Washington, D.C.: Library of Congress, April 14, 2003 [viewed on Sept. 16, 2003]. Access: http://www.loc.gov/exhibits/scrolls/

Scrolls from the Dead Sea. [Internet resource]. Jerusalem: Israel Antiquities Authority, 1998 [viewed on Sept. 16, 2003]. Access: http://www.israntique.org.il/eng/exhibit/scrolls/scr_index.html

Smith, Mahlon H. The Dead Sea scrolls [Internet resource]. New Brunswick, NJ: Dept. of Religion, Rutgers University, 2001 [viewed on Sept. 16, 2003]. Access: http://religion.rutgers.edu/iho/dss.html

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