The Foundation on Judaism and Christian Origins originated in 1975 to support the publication of the first complete edition of the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha. Two volumes were published in 1983 and 1985 and contain translations of many "Scriptures" not canonized as the "Old Testament." These documents were judged ancient (and not later), since copies of some of them were recovered from the Qumran Caves which preserved the Dead Sea Scrolls.

After the publication of this corpus, the Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project was launched in 1985 to make available critical texts, translations, and introductions of all the scrolls that are not simply a copy of the Bible. This massive Project which brings together over 60 Jewish and Christian scholars is approximately 85% completed. Finalizing this Project and presenting a one-volume English edition of all the Dead Sea Scrolls is the focal point of the Foundation.

The Foundation is exceptional for the success it has enjoyed with international symposia featuring luminaries who are Jews and Christians (and some who feel comfortable with either category). These symposia have been held in Jerusalem, Princeton, St. Petersburg (Russia), Prague, and Boca Raton, Florida.

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DEAD SEA SCROLLS PROJECT
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The Dead Sea Scrolls Project was launched in 1985 under the leadership of the president and Board of Trustees of PTS (Princeton Theological Seminary), in the face of claims that a Christian conspiracy was keeping the Dead Sea Scrolls from the public. The Project has been openly publishing critical introductions, texts, and translations with notes for all the Scrolls that are not texts from the Hebrew Bible.

Volumes in Print

  • Volume 1: Rule of the Community and Related Documents
  • Volume 2: Damascus Document, War Scroll, and Related Documents
  • Volume 3: Damascus Document Fragments, More Works of the Torah, and Related Documents
  • Volume 3: Damascus Document II, Some Works of the Torah, and Related Documents; Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
  • Volume 4A: Pseudepigraphic and Non-Masoretic Psalms and Prayers (new and used books available)
  • Volume 4B: Angelic Liturgy: Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice
  • Volume 4B: Angelic Liturgy: Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
  • Volume 6B: Pesharim, Other Commentaries and Related Documents
  • Volume 6B: Pesharim and Related Documents; Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
  • Volume 7: Temple Scroll and Related Documents; Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
  • Graphic Concordance to the Dead Sea Scrolls

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DEAD SEA SCROLLS
TRANSLATIONS AND COMMENTARY

PRINCETON DEAD SEAS SCROLL PROJECT
JAMES H. CHARLESWORTH, MANAGING EDITOR
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Volume 1
Rule of the
Community
Volume 2
Damascus Document, War Scroll, and Related Documents
Volume 3
Damascus Document Fragments, Some Works of the Torah, and Related Documents
Volume 3
Damascus Document II, Some Works of the Torah, and Related Documents; Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
 
Volume 4A
NEW
Pseudepigraphic and Non-Masoretic Psalms and Prayers
Volume 4A
USED
Pseudepigraphic and Non-Masoretic Psalms and Prayers
Volume 4B
Angelic Liturgy: Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifices
Volume 4B
Angelic Liturgy: Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
 
Volume 6B
Pesharim
Pesharim, Other Commentaries, and Related Documents
Volume 6B
Pesharim
Pesharim and Related Documents; Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
Volume 7
The Temple Scroll
Volume 7
The Temple Scroll
Temple Scroll and Related Documents; Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
 
  Graphic Concordance
to the Dead Sea Scrolls
 
   
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James H. Charlesworth, Ph.D.
FJCO President and Chairman

Editor,
Princeton Dead Sea Scrolls Project
George L. Collord Professor of
New Testament Language and Literature
64 Mercer St Box 821 PTS
Princeton, NJ 08542-0803


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How the Foundation Delivers its Contributions to Scholarship, Education and Theology

The research and publications sponsored by the FJCO utilize all methodologies (anthropology, sociology, psychology, philology, numismatics, high-definition imaging and theology) and all dimensions of archaeology.

The Foundation is an internationally recognized source of clarity and explanation of the world of Second Temple Judaism and the Palestinian Jesus Movement. The Foundation shares with all interested parties a better grasp of Early Judaism and the Jewish context of Jesus from Nazareth.

Together through the Foundation's work and programs, Jews and Christians join to better comprehend the thoughts of Early Judaism and Jesus' life and message. In addition to discovery and education for the historical record, we contend that open-minded research and knowledge are important for a world being destroyed physically and morally and for humans losing humane values.

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