Monday, August 24, 2009

Which Dead Sea Scrolls translation?

I am toying with the idea of assigning the second edition of The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation (Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, and Edward Cook, trans.; 2d ed.; New York: HarperCollins, 2005) instead of the more standard translation by Geza Vermes, The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls In English (Penguin Classics, 2004).

Wise, Abegg, and Cook is a trifle more expensive, but their text introductions tend to be more informative for an average reader. I only have the first edition. Does anyone have experience using the second? Which would you recommend?

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