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Published in Bulletin of the American Schools of Oriental Research 312 (1998), pp. 90–92. Copyright © 1998 American Schools of Oriental Research.


Eschatology, Messianism, and the Dead Sea Scrolls is the first volume of a new series, Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature, being published under the auspices of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. The volume is a collection of eight essays presented at the first public Symposium of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute on September 30, 1995; it also contains an introduction by the editors Evans and Flint, the transcript of a panel discussion and a select bibliography. The essays are aimed at a public, nonspecialist audience, and thus provide rather more background and explanation than would be needed by a scholarly reader. As with any collection of symposium papers, some are of better quality than others. All of the essays take as their subject some aspect of eschatology or messianism, but not all are directly concerned with the Dead Sea Scrolls.

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