Friday, May 8, 2009

Current Research: Johannine Literature and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Just to put all my non-existent readers on notice - I will be researching metaphor in Second Temple Judaism and have decided to head down the path of Johannine literature and its parallels to specific texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Although there are interesting theological themes to follow up, I will generally try to stick to the metaphor behind the themes such as the competing dualism.

Leading texts with regard to the parallels:
  • John and the Dead Sea scrolls - edited by James H. Charlesworth
  • Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament - George J. Brooke
  • Scrolls and the New Testament - edited by Krister Stendahl with James H. Charlesworth
  • The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls - C.D. Elledge
  • The three volumes of the Princeton Symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls
Primary Sources:
  • The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English - Translated by Geza Vermes
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: Study Edition - Martinez & Tigchelaar (English & Hebrew)
  • New English Translation of the New Testament
  • Nestle-Aland 27 Greek New Testament
Sometimes I wonder what my views on the Jewishness of the Gospels would be like if it weren't for the works of (and edited by) James Charlesworth.

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