The world of Jesus and the early church : identity and interpretation in early communities of faith / Identity and interpretation in early communities of faith Craig A. Evans, editor. - Peabody, Mass. : Hendrickson Publishers, c2011. - xvi, 257 p : ill. ; 23 cm.

Proceedings from a series of symposia, held respectively at Acadia University, Wolfville, Nova Scotia, and Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Kansas City, Missouri.

Includes bibliographical references (p. [213]-244) and indexes.

Site of Qumran and the sectarian communities in the Dead Sea scrolls / From the earthly to the heavenly temple : lines from the Bible and Qumran to Hebrews and Revelation / Scrolls and the scriptures on the margins: remembered in canons or forgotten in caves / Disputed issues in the study of cities, villages, and the economy in Jesus' Galilee / Children in house churches in light of new research on families in the Roman world / Family buried together stays together: on the burial of the executed in family tombs / Trial of Jesus at the Jerusalem Praetorium : new archaeological evidence / Dead Sea scrolls and the interpretation of Scripture / Excavating ideas : the Qumran scrolls of Samuel / Oldest attested Hebrew scriptures and the Khirbet Qeiyafa inscription / Biblia Hebraica quinta / What do the earliest Christian manuscripts tell us about their readers? / Bold claims, wishful thinking, and lessons about dating manuscripts from Papyrus Egerton 2 / John J. Collins -- Torleif Elgvin -- Dorothy M. Peters -- Mark A. Chancey -- Margaret Y. MacDonald -- Craig A. Evans -- Shimon Gibson -- George J. Brooke -- Keith Bodner -- Stephen J. Andrews -- James A. Sanders -- Larry Hurtado -- Paul Foster.

9781598568257 (alk. paper) 1598568256 (alk. paper)

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Dead Sea scrolls--Relation to the New Testament--Congresses.
Bible--Criticism, interpretation, etc.--History--Early church, approximately 30-600--Congresses.


Church history--Primitive and early church, approximately 30-600--Congresses.
Qumran community--Congresses.
Christian antiquities--Congresses.

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