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Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat: New Methods and Perspectives
Carmen Palmer, Andrew R. Krause, Eileen Schuller, John Screnock, editors
EJL 52
Publication Date
October 2020


A reexamination of the people and movements associated with Qumran, their outlook on the world, and what bound them together

Dead Sea Scrolls, Revise and Repeat examines the identity of the Qumran movement by reassessing former conclusions and bringing new methodologies to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The collection as a whole addresses questions of identity as they relate to law, language, and literary formation; considerations of time and space; and demarcations of the body. The thirteen essays in this volume reassess the categorization of rule texts, the reuse of scripture, the significance of angelic fellowship, the varieties of calendrical use, and celibacy within the Qumran movement. Contributors consider identity in the Dead Sea Scrolls from new interdisciplinary perspectives, including spatial theory, legal theory, historical linguistics, ethnicity theory, cognitive literary theory, monster theory, and masculinity theory.


  • Essays that draw on new theoretical frameworks and recent advances in Qumran studies
  • A tribute to the late Peter Flint, whose scholarship helped to shape Qumran studies

Carmen Palmer is Adjunct Faculty at Martin Luther University College in the areas of biblical studies and global citizenship. She is the author of Converts in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Ger and Mutable Ethnicity (2018).

Andrew R. Krause is Assistant Academic Director and biblical studies faculty at ACTS Seminaries of Trinity Western University in Langley, BC, Canada. Previously, he was Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Exzellenzcluster “Religion und Politik” and Institutum Judaicum Delitzschianum at Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität in Münster, Germany.

Eileen Schuller is Professor Emerita of Religious Studies at McMaster University, Hamilton, Canada. Since 1980 she has been involved in the publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series, especially manuscripts of prayers and hymns.

John Screnock is Research Fellow in Hebrew Bible at the University of Oxford and Co-investigator of the Critical Editions of the Hebrew Bible project. He is the author of Traductor Scriptor: The Old Greek Translation of Exodus 1–14 as Scribal Activity (2017).

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