Career at a Glance



Peter W. Flint received his Ph.D. (1993) in Old Testament and Second Temple Judaism from the University of Notre Dame and is Professor of Religious Studies and Co-Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in British Columbia. He currently holds the Canada Research Chair in Dead Sea Scrolls studies and actively promotes Scrolls Studies through sponsored symposia, teaching, writing and delivering public lectures. He regularly participates in seminars and academic meetings on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Biblical topics, and the Christian faith in the USA, Canada, Europe, Asia and Israel.

He is the author of numerous studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including the critically acclaimed The Dead Sea Psalms Scrolls and the Book of Psalms (E. J. Brill, 1997), co-author of the widely-read Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (Harper San Francisco, 1999), and editor of the major two-volume collection The Dead Sea Scrolls After Fifty Years: A Comprehensive Assessment (E. J. Brill, 1998-99). 

Dr. Flint serves as a General Editor of one series on the Old Testament: "The Formation and Interpretation of Old Testament Literature" (E. J. Brill), as well as three series on the Dead Sea Scrolls. He has also edited over 25 Dead Sea Scrolls for three volumes in the internationally acclaimed series "Discoveries in the Judaean Desert" (Oxford University Press).

Professor Flint's Research

Oxford Hebrew Bible (Psalms) 

Biblia Qumranica (Psalms) 

The Cave 1 Isaiah Scrolls in DJD XXXII 

The Dead Sea Scrolls Variants Project - A systematic analysis and discussion on valuable variant readings from the Dead Sea Scrolls containing biblical material. This project has generated interest among several forthcoming Bible translations.

Samaritan Pentateuch in English -An annotated translation of the Samaritan Pentateuch, with links to and comments on all variant readings from the Masoretic Text and the Dead Sea Scrolls.

NETS Commentary on Numbers 

Editorial Projects

Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature -Series Editors: Peter W. Flint, Martin G. Abegg Jr., Florentino Garcia Martinez

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been the object of intense interest in recent years, not least because of the release of previously unpublished texts from Qumran Cave 4 since the fall of 1991. With the wealth of new documents that have come to light, the field of Qumran studies has undergone a renaissance. Scholars have begun to question the established conclusions of the last generation; some widely held beliefs have withstood scrutiny, but others have required revision or even dismissal. New proposals and competing hypotheses, many of them of an uncritical and sensational nature, vie for attention. Idiosyncratic and misleading views of the Scrolls still abound, especially in the popular press, while the results of solid scholarship have yet to make their full impact. At the same time, the scholarly task of establishing reliable critical editions of the texts is nearing completion. The opportunity is ripe, therefore, for directing renewed attention to the task of analysis and interpretation.

Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature is a series designed to address this need. In particular, the series aims to make the latest and best Dead Sea Scrolls scholarship accessible to scholars, students, and the thinking public. The volumes that are projected — both monographs and collected essays — will seek to clarify how the Scrolls revise and help shape our understanding of the formation of the Bible and the historical development of Judaism and Christianity. Various offerings in the series will explore the reciprocally illuminating relationships of several disciplines related to the Scrolls, including the canon and text of the Hebrew Bible, the richly varied forms of Second Temple Judaism, and the New Testament. While the Dead Sea Scrolls constitute the main focus, several of these studies will also include perspectives on the Old and New Testaments and other ancient writings — hence the title of the series. It is hoped that these volumes will contribute to a deeper appreciation of the world of early Judaism and Christianity and of their continuing legacy today.

Eerdmans Commentaries on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah