Dead Sea ScrollsIf you are looking for some good resources on Second Temple Judaism, the New Testament and early Christianity (and do not mind kindle books) there are some great deals from two different publishers right now. First is James Vander Kam and Peter Flint, The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Their Significance For Understanding the Bible, Judaism, Jesus, and Christianity (HarperCollins Publishers, 2002, reprint 2013). This is a popular introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls and might be a bit out of date, but for $1.99 it will serve as a good introduction to this important collection of Second Temple Jewish Literature.

The Nag Hammadi library is the other collection of literature discovered in the mid twentieth century. The collection included the Gospel of Thomas, the Gospel of Mary and many other Gnostic texts. For a limited time, you can purchase Marvin Meyer’s updated edition The Nag Hammadi Scriptures: The Revised and Updated Translation of Sacred Gnostic Texts Complete in One Volume (HarperOne, 2010). Gnostic expert Elaine H. Pagels wrote the introduction to the volume. This book is also only $1.99 in Kindle format.

From Wipf & Stock, two volumes of Mark Nanos’s Collected Essays are on sale through August 24 2018. Reading Romans within Judaism: Collected Essays Vol. 2  and Reading Corinthians and Philippians within Judaism: Collected Essays of Mark D. Nanos, vol. 4 are both only $2.99 for the Kindle edition. Both books were published in 2018 and contain previously published articles and papers. To have these article collected a single volume is extremely helpful. I was very happy to see Wipf & Stock publish the collections. The paperback edition of these books are $40 each, so this is a very good deal on an excellent collection of essays.

That makes four books for abut $10. The only drawback to these books is the Kindle format. I still prefer a real physical book, but the savings for these books is significant. These are limited time only offers (and I have nothing to do with the prices on Amazon; I am just the messenger here). So grab them while you can…