“On Books and Their Collectors: The Qumran ‘Library’ and Early Christian Book Collections”
Daniel Stoekl Ben Ezra
The paper compares Qumran as “library” with various early Christian book collections (private intellectual, congregational, monastic) mainly from Egypt (Chester Beatty, Oxyrhynchus, Bodmer, Abba Elias, St. Gallen) regarding extent, contents, organization, clients and purpose in order to put the find into its historical and phenomenological context.