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Bridging the Gap: writing commentaries on the Dead Sea scrolls in the 21st century

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The Dead Sea Scrolls are the remains of some 1,000 ancient manuscripts that were found in various sites at the Judaean Desert, mostly between 1947-57, with additional discoveries through recent years. Their discovery allows a unique insight into the turbulent cultural matrix of ancient Judaism, which also forms the background for nascent Christianity. Nonetheless, their historical contextualization is still much of a mystery, and communicating their content to contemporary readership poses intellectual challenges of various sorts. This talk will offer a glimpse into some of these challenges, as they transpire from the work on two new commentaries

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