By Mary L. Coloe, Tom Thatcher
The useless Sea Scrolls demonstrate a Palestinian kind of moment Temple Judaism within which the seeds of Johannine Christianity can have first sprouted. even if many texts from the Judean desolate tract at the moment are generally to be had, the Scrolls have had little half in discussions of the Johannine literature over the last numerous many years. The essays during this ebook, starting from concentrated experiences of key passages within the Fourth Gospel to its broader social global, think of the earlier and capability influence of the Scrolls on Johannine stories within the context of a growing to be curiosity within the ancient roots of the Johannine culture and the origins and nature of the Johannine group and its courting to mainstream Judaism. destiny scholarship could be drawn to connections among the Gospel of John and the Scrolls and in addition in Qumran Judaism and Johannine Christianity as parallel non secular pursuits. The participants are Mary L. Coloe and Tom Thatcher, Eileen Schuller, Paul N. Anderson, John Ashton, George J. Brooke, Brian J. Capper, Hannah okay. Harrington, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, and James H. Charlesworth
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Brooke, “The Scrolls and the Study of the New Testament,” in The Dead Sea Scrolls at Fifty: Proceedings of the 1997 Society of Biblical Literature Qumran Section Meetings, ed. Robert A. Kugler and Eileen M. Schuller (SBLEJL15; Atlanta: Scholars Press, 1999), 61–76; repr. in his Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament: Essays in Mutual Illumination (Minneapolis: Fortress, 2005), 3–18. ” Jörg Frey, “The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls on New Testament Interpretation: Proposals, Problems, and Further Perspectives,” in The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Princeton Symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls, ed.
Pp. 166–94), which connects Palestinian tradition with the work of the Apostle John finalized in a Hellenistic setting such as Alexandria. Noting the continued relevance of these essays for Johannine research in his new foreword to the 1990 reprint, Charlesworth concluded, “In summation, while the Dead Sea Scrolls cannot be used to prove the apostolic connection of the earliest layer of John or demonstrate the early date of the gospel, they do disclose the Palestinian origin and Jewish character of the Johannine tradition.
Later studies have not only confirmed but expanded that judgment (William F. Albright, “Recent Discoveries in Palestine and the Gospel of St. John,” in The Background of the New Testament and Its Eschatology, ed. W. D. Davies and David Daube [Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1956], 153–71). See also Godfrey R. Driver, The Judean Scrolls: The Problem and a Solution (New York: Shocken Books, 1965), 544–62. 41. See F. F. Bruce, Second Thoughts on the Dead Sea Scrolls (Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 1956).