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The Dead Sea Scrolls in English

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From Religious Studies Review: “This significantly expanded and revised fourth edition of what has always been the best English translation of the Scrolls has become a combination of two books: Vermes has replaced nearly all of the original Introduction with an abridged version of the corresponding material from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective... He has also added new translations of material that have been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.”

Top Highlights

“The ‘builders of the wall’ (Ezek. 13:10) who have followed after ‘Precept’—‘Precept’ was a spouter of whom it is written, They shall surely spout (Mic. 2:6)—shall be caught in fornication twice by taking a second wife while the first is alive, whereas the principle of creation is, Male and female created He them (Gen. 1:27).” (Page 100)

“You shall offer on each of the[se] seven days a holocaust to YHWH: two young bulls, a ram, and seven ram lambs without blemish and a he-goat for a sin-offering and the corresponding grain-offering and drink-offering [according to the sta]tute for the young bulls, rams, l[am]bs and the he-goat.” (Page 156)

“YHWH gave him an intelligent and brilliant spirit, and he wrote 3,600 psalms and 364 songs to sing before the altar for the daily perpetual sacrifice, for all the days of the year; and 52 songs for the Sabbath offerings; and 30 songs for the New Moons, for Feast days and for the Day of Atonement.” (Page 243)

“He caused them to wander in a pathless wilderness, laying low the everlasting heights, abolishing the ways of righteousness and removing the boundary with which the forefathers had marked out their inheritance, that he might call down on them the curses of His Covenant and deliver them up to the avenging sword of the Covenant.” (Page 97)

“You shall offer on it a holocaust to YHWH: one young bull, one ram, seven ram lambs, one he-goat for a sin-offering, in addition to the sin-offering of the atonement and the corresponding grain-offering and drink-offering according to the statute concerning the young bull, the ram, the lambs and the he-goat.” (Pages 159–160)

In the Logos edition, this valuable volume is enhanced by amazing functionality. Scripture citations link directly to English Bible translations, and important terms link to a wealth of other resources in your digital library, including tools for original languages, dictionaries, encyclopedias, commentaries, and theology texts. Perform powerful searches to find exactly what you’re looking for. Take the discussion with you using tablet and mobile apps. With Logos Bible Software, the most efficient and comprehensive research tools are in one place, so you get the most out of your study.

Geza Vermes is Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies, University of Oxford.

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  1. Br Damien-Joseph OSB
    Unfortunately, this is the fourth edition from 1995, not the revised edition nor the later editions from '97, 2004, or 2011. That means that a majority of 4QMMT is missing, sections of the Temple Scroll are missing, and much of the apocryphon (where is Jubilees? Tobit?). To make things worse, this resource isn't digitally tagged, probably because Vermes (even in the 2011 edition) doesn't give accurate or useful citation information for passages in the scrolls, making linking the resource a nightmare. Either way, this resource will not be very useful to you for Dead Sea Scrolls research.
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  2. Rob Lambert

    Rob Lambert

    7/2/2018

    Is Brian's issue below still an issue? Thanks
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  3. MattGZat

    MattGZat

    8/11/2017

    Thank you for your review! 'Reviews' is the best item to check after locating the object of your search. You have identified one of the weakest links in the Logos program! I'm puzzled by the high rating you give. Logos's failure to coordinate that resource makes it worthless IMHO.
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  4. Dean Poulos

    Dean Poulos

    4/7/2017

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  5. Matthew K.

    Matthew K.

    8/27/2014

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  6. Brian Crawford
    This resource is fantastic, but the Logos implementation needs work. Most of the DSS links in my Logos library do not work with this resource, pointing instead to the Wise, Abegg, & Cook translation of the scrolls. In addition, the sections/verses in this resource are not shared with the Wise version, so using the "Parallel Resources" feature does not work. This really interrupts workflow in the DSS. So I'm reading a resource and see a link to CD 3.19. The link takes me to the Wise translation. But I want to see what Vermes says about it. Does Vermes even include CD in his work? I have no way of knowing until I manually open up Vermes and search through the table of contents. Then I have to scroll to the pertinent passage. In short, until Logos updates the verse/column links in Vermes, you will end up using Vermes like you use a paper book (no hyperlinks, passage hunting), instead of a proper Logos resource.
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    3/26/2014

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