Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here


Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This introductory chapter presents an overview of this volume on The Dead Sea Scrolls: Texts and Context, which presents the proceedings of an international conference held at the University of Birmingham in the autumn of 2007, and the arrangement of its chapters. The rationale of the conference was an attempt to reconsider the Dead Sea Scrolls and the material remains unearthed at Khirbet Qumran against their ancient Jewish context. The current academic climate in Scrolls research is one of excitement, openness, and considered reflection in equal measure. Hanan Eshel's contribution to the volume offers an authoritative overview over the discoveries of scrolls and other literary remains in the Judean Desert. It focuses especially on the Qumran texts and the written remains pertaining to the Bar Kokhba Revolt. While the discoveries of Qumran are clearly unique in many ways, scholars continue to discover many subtle connections to the wider Jewish world.

Keywords: Bar Kokhba revolt; dead sea scrolls; Hanan Eshel; Khirbet Qumran; Qumran texts



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    The Dead Sea Scrolls — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation