• This will be awesome as a Verbum resource, as the Book is excellently insightful. Waiting with baited breath. Verbum would do well to add all Pitre's and Bergsma's works as V-resources. Bergsma's Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls should be in the queue ASAP, it is a critical work of recent scholarship.
    1. This resource has many, many dead links to the Dead Sea Scrolls. The text mentions the Qumran 366 times. My Library has 327 DSS resources out of 577 in Verbum's Catalog. Please fix the many dead links. Or perhaps I'm missing a very vital DSS resource; if so, why with a Portfolio Collection plus my additions? pg17 dead links: 1QpHab VII 1–2, 4QHodayota 7 I 19 It can also be a biblical text like the 70 years of Jeremiah (Jer 25:11–12; 29:10), the correct interpretation of which is revealed for the first time to the seer (Dan 9:2), just as the real meaning of Habakkuk is revealed for the first time to the Teacher of Righteousness (1QpHab VII 1–2). logosres:opensldbook;ref=Page.p_17;off=944;ctx=me_beasts_(7:1$E2$80$9314)._~It_can_also_be_a_bib pg23 dead links: (4Q216 = 4QJubileesa), I 11–12; IV 4 corresponding Blenkinsopp, J. (2006). Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity (p. 23). Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. The relevant Qumran manuscript of Jubilees (4Q216 = 4QJubileesa) is fragmentary, but this additional revelation is clearly referred to as hattôrâ wĕhatĕʿûdâ, using the same terms as in Isa 8:16: “Secure the testimony (tĕʿûdâ), seal the instruction (tôrâ) among my disciples” (I 11–12; IV 4 corresponding to Jub 1:4, 26). The most interesting point is that in Jubilees the testimony and instruction consist in “what was in the beginning and what will happen in the future” or “an account of the division of all the days” (Jub 1:4). logosres:opensldbook;ref=Page.p_23;off=749;ctx=and_the_testimony.$E2$80$9D_~The_relevant_Qumran_ pg23 dead link: 3 En 27:1–3 In one late text the seer observes the heavenly archivist taking the scroll out of its container, breaking the seal, and handing it to the Enthroned One (3 En 27:1–3). But the idea of apocalyptic as esoteric, book knowledge comes to clearest expression in the Ezra apocalypse composed in the late 1st century C.E. but purporting to come from 30 years after the fall of Jerusalem, therefore from 556 B.C.E. (4 Ezra 3:1). logosres:opensldbook;ref=Page.pp_23-24;off=2177;ctx=_Odes_Sol._23:5$E2$80$936)._~In_one_late_text_the pg23 dead link: 1QpHab VII 5–8 These mysteries concerning the final consummation of history have been revealed to the Teacher of Righteousness (1QpHab VII 5–8). logosres:opensldbook;ref=Page.pp_24-25;off=2164;ctx=y_of_the_future.$E2$80$9D30_~These_mysteries_conc ditto: (1QHa IX 21; X 13; XII 27–28) logosres:opensldbook;ref=Page.p_25;off=266;ctx=embers_of_his_group_~(e.g.,_1QHa_IX_21$3B_X 1QM I 2, 4 In Zech 10:8–12 “Egypt” and “Assyria” are taken to refer to Ptolemies and Seleucids, respectively, in much the same way that the Qumran sectarians use the code-name Kittim for the Romans (e.g., 1QM I 2, 4). pg.77 logosres:opensldbook;ref=Page.p_77;off=464;ctx=_lie_behind_9:11$E2$80$9313.~_In_Zech_10:8$E2$80$9312_$E2$80$9CEg 11QMelchizedek = 11Q13 Different again is the Melchizedek text discovered in Cave 11 (11QMelchizedek = 11Q13), which can be described as an eschatological midrash with its point of departure in the biblical texts dealing with the Jubilee Year (Lev 25:13; Deut 15:2). logosres:opensldbook;ref=Page.p_96;off=1068;ctx=d_beyond_Judaism.16$0A~Different_again_is_t ad infinitum... Blenkinsopp, J. (2006). Opening the Sealed Book: Interpretations of the Book of Isaiah in Late Antiquity. Grand Rapids, MI; Cambridge, U.K.: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company.
    2. When will there be a Factbook Feature Expansion Collection for Catholics (i.e. Verbum Platform)? As it stands, the Factbook in Verbum is often quite shallow, missing significant resources in my Library. Thanks. Pax Christi
      1. Hello , Thank you very much for your question, at this time we don't have this in the Catholic denomination feature expansion for Verbum and don't have an ETA of when it would be implemented. However, you're welcome to make this suggestion on our feedback platform here: https://feedback.faithlife.com/
    3. Merry Christmas, this day in the Octave of Christmas! Please, could someone explain why this Bible Altar Reference excludes the eight references in the Book of Revelation of The Altar of Heaven?? Rev 6:9, 8:3, 5, 9:13, 11:1, 14:18, 16:7 Thanks...
      1. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Data was aggregated from our Biblical Things dataset, and this was an oversight. I'll work on getting these references included in the resource.
    4. Merry Christmas, this day in the Octave of Christmas! Please, could someone explain why this Bible Altar Reference excludes the eight references in the Book of Revelation of The Altar of Heaven?? Rev 6:9, 8:3, 5, 9:13, 11:1, 14:18, 16:7 Thanks...
      1. Thank you for bringing this to my attention. Data was aggregated from our Biblical Things dataset, and this was an oversight. I'll work on getting these references included in the resource.