Examining the Reception and Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Some Possibilities for Future Investigation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/613253
Title:
Examining the Reception and Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Some Possibilities for Future Investigation
Authors:
Collins, Matthew A.
Abstract:
The last sixty years afford us a remarkable, though largely unexplored, opportunity to examine the Dead Sea Scrolls from the perspective of “reception history.” This article first provides an overview of what has already been done with regard to this goal and highlights the importance and timeliness of such an approach, suggesting that it is furthermore a necessary endeavor if Qumran Studies is to keep pace with developments in the wider world of Biblical Studies. It continues by outlining some possible directions for future investigation, identifying academic reception, popular reception, and processes of knowledge transfer as three main areas or categories into which such examinations could helpfully be divided. The internal processes of scrolls scholarship, the relationship between Qumran Studies and Biblical Studies, gender issues, the scrolls in literature, film, music, and art, and the role of exhibitions, documentaries, and newspapers, are all highlighted as potential areas for future research.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Collins, M. A. (2011). Examining the reception and impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Some possibilities for future investigation. Dead Sea Discoveries, 18(2), 226–46.
Publisher:
Brill
Journal:
Dead Sea Discoveries
Publication Date:
2011
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/613253
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
0929-0761
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorCollins, Matthew A.en
dc.date.accessioned2016-06-15T18:15:19Zen
dc.date.available2016-06-15T18:15:19Zen
dc.date.issued2011en
dc.identifier.citationCollins, M. A. (2011). Examining the reception and impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Some possibilities for future investigation. Dead Sea Discoveries, 18(2), 226–46.en
dc.identifier.issn0929-0761en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/613253en
dc.description.abstractThe last sixty years afford us a remarkable, though largely unexplored, opportunity to examine the Dead Sea Scrolls from the perspective of “reception history.” This article first provides an overview of what has already been done with regard to this goal and highlights the importance and timeliness of such an approach, suggesting that it is furthermore a necessary endeavor if Qumran Studies is to keep pace with developments in the wider world of Biblical Studies. It continues by outlining some possible directions for future investigation, identifying academic reception, popular reception, and processes of knowledge transfer as three main areas or categories into which such examinations could helpfully be divided. The internal processes of scrolls scholarship, the relationship between Qumran Studies and Biblical Studies, gender issues, the scrolls in literature, film, music, and art, and the role of exhibitions, documentaries, and newspapers, are all highlighted as potential areas for future research.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBrillen
dc.subjectDead Sea Scrollsen
dc.subjectQumranen
dc.subjectPopular cultureen
dc.subjectReception historyen
dc.subjectHistory of scholarshipen
dc.subjectMediaen
dc.subjectBibleen
dc.titleExamining the Reception and Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Some Possibilities for Future Investigationen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
dc.identifier.journalDead Sea Discoveriesen
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