Sarianna Metso received her doctorate from the University of Helsinki in 1997. She is Associate Professor in Near and Middle Eastern Civilizations at the University of Toronto and the author of The Textual Development of the Qumran Community Rule and The Serekh Texts.
Hindy Najman, PhD. (Harvard University, 1998) is the Director of the Centre for Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Ancient Judaism in the Department and Centre for the Study of Religion at the University of Toronto. Najman has published on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Philo of Alexandria, Ezra-Nehemiah, 4Ezra and the Book of Jubilees. She is the author of Seconding Sinai (Brill, 2003) and Past Renewals (Brill, 2010).
Eileen M. Schuller, Ph.D. (1984) from Harvard University is Professor of Religious Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario Canada. She has been involved in editing various Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts of psalmic and hymnic texts, most recently the reedition of 1QHa.
Table of contents
John J. Collins, Tradition and Innovation in the Dead Sea Scrolls
James C. VanderKam, Moses Trumping Moses: Making the Book of Jubilees
James L. Kugel, Some Translation and Copying Mistakes from the Original Hebrew of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs
Carol A. Newsom, Why Nabonidus? Excavating Traditions from Qumran, the Hebrew Bible, and Neo-Babylonian Sources
Mladen Popović,The Emergence of Aramaic and Hebrew Scholarly Texts: Transmission and Translation of Alien Wisdom
Charlotte Hempel, Shared Traditions: Points of Contact Between S and D
George J. Brooke, Aspects of the Physical and Scribal Features of Some Cave 4 “Continuous” Pesharim
Emanuel Tov, Some Thoughts About the Diffusion of Biblical Manuscripts in Antiquity
Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, Assessing Emanuel Tov’s “Qumran Scribal Practice”
Eugene Ulrich. The Evolutionary Production and Transmission of the Scriptural Books
Florentino García Martínez, Beyond the Sectarian Divide: The “Voice of the Teacher” as an Authority-Conferring Strategy in Some Qumran Texts