Book Giveaway – The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English

Martinez-DSScrolls-Trans_PB_Reprint07.qxdI plan on continuing my series on the Enoch Literature after the weekend, but since this is a holiday weekend, I thought I would give away a book to celebrate.

I have an extra copy of Florentino Garcia Martinez’s The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English (Leiden; Grand Rapids. Mich.: Brill; Eerdmans, 1996). This is a “barely used” paperback copy of the book and I purchased it myself.

The Eerdmans Website describes the book as:

“One of the world’s foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran community that produced them provides an authoritative new English translation of the two hundred longest and most important nonbiblical Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran, along with an introduction to the history of the discovery and publication of each manuscript and the background necessary for placing each manuscript in its actual historical context.”

The Journal for the Study of the Old Testament said this volume is “the most useful of the available collections not merely for its completeness but for its complete list of Qumran MSS serving also as an index to the context. Absolutely invaluable!” If you do not have a copy of the Dead Sea Scrolls in English, this is the volume to have.

To enter, simply leave a comment on this thread with your name and your favorite Dead Sea Scroll. Or at least your name.

I will generate a winner at random and announce that winner in two weeks, on July 14. Good luck!

33 thoughts on “Book Giveaway – The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated: The Qumran Texts in English

  1. JK Turner and my favorite Dead Sea Scroll is the free one you are sending me.

  2. Discussions regarding The Dead Sea Scrolls are always fascinating. I hope I’ll be the winner of that book so I can read for myself about that archeological find.

  3. My favorite Dead sea scroll is the Damascus Document.
    Mario Cardona

  4. Jeff Johnson. I do not have a copy of the Dead Sea Scrolls in English:(

  5. I have not read the Dead Sea Scrolls but I would like to see what insights they offer, especially the one on Enoch.

    Jimmy Coates

  6. Colin Aitken. My fave is 1QNoah.

    Full disclosure: I googled “dead sea scroll names” and picked the first one.

  7. David Nash, my favorite scroll is the War Scroll (particularly the parts in which victory is absolutely credited to God’s sovereignty)

  8. Name – Trent Wilde
    Favorite Scroll (thought it is hard to choose) – 1QHa (Thanksgiving Hymns)

  9. If the Enoch fragments count, then those. Otherwise probably the rest of the missing Psalms from the Psalm Psalter or 2 Ezekiel.

  10. Have not read them – yet. But I did see the DSS exhibit in San Diego a few years ago and was thoroughly captivated.

    Dana Ames

  11. My name is Sebastian Hernandez
    My favorite DSS (after the Serek the Habbacuc Pesher, and the Hodayot) the Books of Enoch copies, 4QEn a,b,c,d,e,f,g (all majors scrolls found into the cave 4.
    I also writing my thesis about the influence of the enochic literature on the NT demonology (i.e. Eph 6,12), and have written a hole chapter about the influence of enochic demonology in Qumran.

  12. Jen Guo. I’m ashamed to confess that I have not yet read the DSS except for in secondary literature. But I’m taking a course on the Intertestamental Period this fall and am looking forward to getting acquainted with the DSS!

  13. Anything written in Paleo-Hebrew. It’s so nerdy/weird/cool that it’s related to Egyptian!!

  14. Jim Shemaria. My favorite scroll is the one with axio levioso on it.

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