Answered By: Fred Sweet
Last Updated: Dec 06, 2016     Views: 32



Depending on the assigned readings, several suggestions are offered here:

1. in Reference section, for Primary Sources, consult:

 a) the OT Apocrypha (in certain Bibles, such as New Oxford Annotated RSV, BS191.A1 1973);

b) the OT Pseudepigrapha (Charlesworth)--2 vols BS1830.A3 (1 copy also available in stacks);

c) The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha of the OT in English, R.H. Charles--2 vols                                      (REF BS1692.C48);

d) the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (BS895.A24 1999; copy also available in stacks);

 e) The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (ed. Vermes): Ref BM487.A3 V4 (this is often the most recommended primary source text);

f) for students with Hebrew skills—see the Reference computer where the DSS scrolls program is loaded (they will need the CD-software and the external CD-drive on reserve;

…or show them the “Orion Center for the Study of the DSS” website (linked on the Bible and Ancient Studies Subject Guide):

2. Contemporary primary sources of that period:

a) Josephus' Complete Works (DS116.J74213);

 b) Philo of Alexandria--PA3612.P35--10 vols in the Loeb Classical Library (parallel Greek & English text). (also see