Thanks are hereby expressed to the editors and publishers who have granted permission for the reprinting of the following articles:
Chapter 1, “The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Origins: General Methodological Considerations,” appeared under the same title originally in The Dead Sea Scrolls and Christian Faith: In Celebration of the Jubilee Year of the Discovery of Qumran Cave I (ed. J. H. Charlesworth and W. P. Weaver; Harrisburg, Penn.: Trinity Press International, 1998) 1–19 and is used with the permission of the publisher.
Chapter 2, “The Dead Sea Scrolls and Early Christianity,” appeared under the same title in Theology Digest 42/4 (1995) 303-19 (the 39th Annual Bellarmine Lecture, Saint Louis University), used with the permission of the editor.
Chapter 3, “The Aramaic ‘Son of God’ Text from Qumran Cave 4 (4Q246),” is a combination of two articles, “4Q246: The ‘Son of God’ Document from Qumran,” Biblica 74 (1993) 153–74, used with permission of Editrice Pontificio Istituto Biblico, and “The Aramaic ‘Son of God’ Text from Qumran Cave 4,” in Methods of Investigation of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Khirbet Qumran Site: Present Realities and Future Prospects (Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences 722; ed. M. O. Wise et al.; New York: New York Academy of Sciences, 1994) 163–78, used with the permission of the editor of the Annals.
Chapter 4, “The Background of ‘Son of God’ as a Title for Jesus,” appeared under the title, “The Palestinian Background of ‘Son of God’ as a Title for Jesus,” in Texts and Contexts: Biblical Texts in Their Textual and Situational Contexts: Essays in Honor of Lars Hartman (ed. T. Fornberg and D. Hellholm; Oslo/Boston: Scandinavian University Press, 1995) 567–77 and is used with the permission of the publisher.