Lawrence Schiffman, a well-known Qumran and Jewish Studies scholar, recently alluded to this “gap” in explaining why the fields of Christianity and New Testament studies are “essential for the study of ancient Judaism …[E]arly Christian writings have enormous amounts of information for Jewish historical research. Much of what we know, for example, about Jews in Asia Minor and the Greek Isles in the first century C.E. derives from the Pauline Epistles.” See Elliot Resnick, “On the Bookshelf,” The Jewish, September 9, 2016 (