The Dead Sea Scrolls: Transmission of Traditions and Production of Texts
This volume considers the transmission of interpretive traditions and the details of scribal practices. The essays explore the variety of ways that texts are interpreted at Qumran and also re-evaluates sectarian categorizations of texts along with distinctive scribal practices.
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.