Charlotte Hempel, Ph.D. (1995), University of London, is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Theology and Religion at the University of Birmingham. She has publised extensively on the Dead Sea Scrolls including The Laws of the Damascus Document (Brill, 1998; repr. SBL, 2006).
All those interested in early Jewish history, literature, and archaeology, especially the Second Temple period and early Christianity, especially students, specialists, institutes and academic libraries in the fields of Jewish studies, theology, and biblical studies.
This is truly a demonstration of the dynamism of modern Qumran scholarship.
Deborah Rooke, JSOT 2013
This collection testifies to a tendency in current scholarship (an admirable one, in my opinion) to embrace that complexity, to resist easy answers and to tolerate uncertainty. As such, the studies included here raise issues and model approaches that will continue to shape study of the Scrolls for years to come.
Molly Zahn, DSD
This volume will provide scholars with a new vantage point from which to consider the corpus of texts from Qumran. Its strength lies firstly, in opening new material and textual areas for further discussion, and secondly, in challenging several of the existing assumptions that potentially distort, or oversimplify, the complexity of the scrolls and their origins. It is also set to become a much-cited resource in refining the more general, impressions of the texts and their provenance.
Shani Tzoref, Strata
The authors make for a veritable “who’s who” in the world of Qumran scholars [...] This volume contains excellent articles that provide stimulating reflections on earlier phases in Qumran scholarship and also offer new insights that significantly contribute to advancing the field.
Cecilia Wassen, Catholic Biblical Quarterly 2014
Table of contents
Contributors include: Albert I. Baumgarten, George J. Brooke, Philip Davies, Torleif Elgvin, Hanan Eshel, Heinz-Joseph Fabry, Florentino García Martínez, Martin Goodman, Charlotte Hempel, Vered Hillel, Bernard Jackson, Helen Jacobus, Jodi Magness, Dennis Mizzi, Vered Noam, Eyal Regev, Lawrence Schiffman, Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra, Michael E. Stone, Joan E. Taylor, and Hanne von Weissenberg