Research Programs: Scholarly Editions and Translations

Period of Performance

7/1/2003 - 6/30/2005

Funding Totals (outright + matching)

$230,000.00 (approved)
$230,000.00 (awarded)

The Dead Sea Scrolls

FAIN: RQ-50042-03

University of Notre Dame (Notre Dame, IN 46556-4635)
Eugene C. Ulrich (Project Director: September 2002 to September 2006)

Publication of five volumes of the Dead Sea Scrolls (24 months)

We are seeking the support of NEH for the publication of four volumes of Dead Sea Scrolls and one volume of corrections to the Discoveries in the Judean Desert (DJD) series. The scrolls antedate by a millennium our previously available biblical manuscripts and also offer hundreds of texts unknown before. Eight NEH grants have allowed Ulrich to complete six biblical volumes, and during five NEH grants VanderKam has edited eleven volumes of extra-biblical scrolls and one summary volume. Now that the primary burden for finishing the series has moved from Jerusalem to Notre Dame, the proposed grant will be crucial for ensuring the completion of the entire 42-volume publication project.