Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Dead Sea Discoveries 12.1

The journal Dead Sea Discoveries has just published a new issue, now available online (follow the link). This is a special thematic issue devoted to the question of the Dead Sea Scrolls and modern popular culture. It looks very interesting. Here is the table of contents:
Great Scott! the Dead Sea Scrolls, McGill University, and the Canadian Media 6
Jaqueline S. du Toit; Jason Kalman

Inverting Reality: The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Popular Media 24
Lawrence H. Schiffman

The Scrolls in the British Media (1987-2002) 38
George J. Brooke

On the Fringe at the Center: Close Encounters between "Popular Culture" and the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls 52
Ruth Clements

Mystery or History: The Dead Sea Scrolls as Pop Phenomenon 68
Maxine L. Grossman

The Dead Sea Scrolls in Popular Culture: "I can give you no idea of the Contents" 87
Jeffrey H. Mahan

Why the Papers Love the Scrolls 95
Mark Silk

Unfortunately (but understandably), to access the articles themselves you need to have a paid personal or institutional subscription.