Edited by James H. Charlesworth
The Dead Sea Scrolls represent the remains of an ancient Jewish library which antedates 68 C.E. It is the most significant discovery of biblically related ancient manuscripts, and represents more than 600 ancient Jewish documents.
The series presents an introduction, critical text, and literal English translation of all the Dead Sea Scrolls which are not copies of books in the Hebrew Bible. It is the definitive collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Forty-four scholars from Canada, Germany, Israel, the United States, and other countries serve as subeditors in the series.
The series is prepared with the text on the left page and the translation on the right. Critical notes help the scholar understand the text, variants, philological subtleties, and translation.
James H. Charlesworth:
Born 1940; Lady Davis Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Universität Tübingen; Professor at Duke University; Fulbright Fellow at the University of Edinburgh; Annual Professor of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem; McCarthy Professor in the Gregorianum; currently George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary; Director and Editor of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.
J. M. Baumgarten, G. J. Brooke, C. Claussen, F. M. Cross, M. T. Davis, J. Duhaime, C. D. Elledge, P. W. Flint, M. P. Horgan, D. A. Hume, L. L. Johns, H. Lichtenberger, J. Milgrom, J. B. F. Miller, C. A. Newsom, L. Novakovic, Y. Ofer, D. T. Olson, S. Pfann, E. Qimron, L. Rietz, J. J. M. Roberts, J. A. Sanders, L. H. Schiffmann, E. M. Schuller, B. A. Strawn, L. T. Stuckenbruck, J. L. Trafton, R. E. Whitaker
To Volume 1
"Volume 1 of the Charlesworth Dead Sea Scrolls is a welcome addition to the ongoing task of making this amazing collection of jewish materials accessible for study. Although its presentation is aimed at the expert, there is much that will be of value to anyone with an interest in OT interpretation, rabbinic studies or NT background. It is a must for any student attempting to stay abreast of this rapidly developing field. The editors are to be commendet for their labors."
Martin G. Abegg, Jr. Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society Ausgabe 40/2, 1997, page 300–302
To Volume 2
"Insgesamt bildet die vorliegende Ausgabe für Forscher wie für Interessierte aus anderen Fachgebieten vor allem durch den kritischen Text und durch seine Einleitung und die Kommentare ein sehr nützliches Instrument zur Arbeit mit den Texten vom Toten Meer."
Hans A. Rapp Freiburger Rundbrief Jahrgang, 9./4, 2002, page 289–291
To Volume 4a
"We congratulate Professor Charlesworth and his team for maintaining the high standarts that we have come to expect from this series. We await further volumes with eager anticipaton."
J. K. Ellitott Novum Testamentum Heft 4, 1999, page 400–402
"Although the Dead Sea Scrolls were first discovered more than half a century ago, the full implications they have for biblical scholarship are still a matter of debate. The Princeton Project is offering a valuable resource which scholars will be able to consult with profit for many years to come."
S. V. Vox Reformata, 2000, page 55–56
To Volume 6b
"The Princeton Project is bringing the materials together with painstaking attentionen to detail. It therefore offers scholars one of the most promising possibilities of either resolving outstanding issues or deciding that at the present stage of our knowledge the solution to some problems still remains elusive."
Vox Reformata Jahrgang 67, 2002, page 63–65