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James C. VanderKam

James C. VanderKam is John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame. He has edited twelve volumes in the series Discoveries in the Judaean Desert and is a member of the editorial committee for the remaining unpublished Dead Sea scrolls. He is one of the two editors in chief of the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2000) and author of the prize-winning The Dead Sea Scrolls Today (1994), From Revelation to Canon: Studies in the Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Literature (2000), An Introduction to Early Judaism (2001), The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls (2002), and From Joshua to Caiaphas: High Priests after the Exile (Fortress Press, 2004). Prof. VanderKam is the editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature.

Book List

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November 1, 2018

Jubilees—so called because of its concern with marking forty-nine-year periods (or "jubilees") in Israel's history—is an ancient rewriting of Genesis and the first part of ...

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October 1, 2012

1 Enoch was an important and popular text in ancient Judaism, well attested among the manuscripts at Qumran, and a key piece of the puzzle of Jewish origins...

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October 1, 2011

1 Enoch presents interpreters with a complex knot of interrelated puzzles concerning the history of early Judaism, the trajectories of wisdom and apocalyptic...

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October 4, 2004
Beginning late in the Old Testament period and continuing for the next six hundred years, the Jewish high priests were often the most important members of...
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December 17, 1996
The first chapters of this volume, written by four different authors, together investigate the ways in which early Christians appropriated Jewish apocalyptic material.