The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Jodi Magness

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 9780802826879

Category: Religion

Page: 238

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This is an account of the archaeology, meaning, and controversies surrounding the Dead Seas Scrolls and the archaeological site of Qumran where they were found.

The Orion Center Bibliography of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature


Author: Ruth Anne Clements,Nadav Sharon

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004164375

Category: Religion

Page: 328

View: 9960

This book presents the authoritative print bibliography of current scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Qumran, and related fields (including New Testament studies); source, subject, and language indices facilitate its use by scholars and students within and outside the field.

A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

Author: Joseph A. Fitzmyer

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802862411

Category: Religion

Page: 302

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This aid to navigating the Dead Sea Scrolls lists specifically where readers can find each of the scrolls and fragmentary texts from the eleven caves of Qumran and all the related sites. The book includes a fully searchable CD-ROM.

The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Timothy H. Lim,John J. Collins

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191502626

Category: Bibles

Page: 808

View: 545

In 1946 the first of the Dead Sea Scroll discoveries was made near the site of Qumran, at the northern end of the Dead Sea. Despite the much publicized delays in the publication and editing of the Scrolls, practically all of them had been made public by the time of the fiftieth anniversary of the first discovery. That occasion was marked by a spate of major publications that attempted to sum up the state of scholarship at the end of the twentieth century, including The Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (OUP 2000). These publications produced an authoritative synthesis to which the majority of scholars in the field subscribed, granted disagreements in detail. A decade or so later, The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrolls has a different objective and character. It seeks to probe the main disputed issues in the study of the Scrolls. Lively debate continues over the archaeology and history of the site, the nature and identity of the sect, and its relation to the broader world of Second Temple Judaism and to later Jewish and Christian tradition. It is the Handbook's intention here to reflect on diverse opinions and viewpoints, highlight the points of disagreement, and point to promising directions for future research.

‘Go Out and Study the Land’ (Judges 18:2)

Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel

Author: Aren M. Maeir,Jodi Magness,Lawrence Schiffman

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004214135

Category: Religion

Page: 496

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The volume contains the 22 papers presented to Hanan Eshel before his death, covering topics in archaeology, history, and textual studies, with a particular emphasis on aspects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, spanning the late Iron Age through late Antiquity.

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible

Author: Michael D. Coogan

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195377370

Category: Bibles

Page: 1056

View: 6346

The two-volume Oxford Encyclopedia of the Books of the Bible is a scholarly reference work with articles on each of the canonical books of the Bible, major apocryphal books of the New and Old Testaments, important non-canonical texts, and thematic essays on topics such as canonicity, textual criticism, and translation. The first in a series of in-depth biblical reference works, Books of the Bible will be available on DRS and in Oxford Biblical Studies Online.

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Peter W. Flint

Publisher: Abingdon Press

ISBN: 142677107X

Category: Religion

Page: N.A

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In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd literally stumbled upon a cave near the Dead Sea, a settlement now called Qumran, to the east of Jerusalem. This cave, along with the others located nearby, contained jars holding hundreds of scrolls and fragments of scrolls of texts both biblical and nonbiblical—in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The biblical scrolls would be the earliest evidence of the Hebrew Scriptures, or Old Testament, by hundreds of years; and the nonbiblical texts would shed dramatic light on one of the least-known periods of Jewish history—the Second Temple period. This find is, quite simply, the most important archaeological event in two thousand years of biblical studies. The scrolls provide information on nearly every aspect of biblical studies, including the Old Testament, text criticism, Second Temple Judaism, the New Testament, and Christian origins. It took more than fifty years for the scrolls to be completely and officially published, and there is no comparable brief, introductory resource. Core Biblical Studies fulfill the need for brief, substantive, yet highly accessible introductions to key subjects and themes in biblical studies. In the shifting tides of biblical interpretation, these books are designed to help students locate relevant meanings in conversation with the text. As a first step toward substantive and subsequent learning, the series draws on the best scholarship in order to provide foundational concepts and contextualized information on a broad scope of issues, methods, perspectives, and trends.

The Book of Exodus

Composition, Reception, and Interpretation

Author: Thomas Dozeman,Craig A. Evans,Joel N. Lohr

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004282661

Category: Religion

Page: 692

View: 1917

Drawing on the latest in Exodus scholarship, this volume offers twenty-four essays on a wide range of topics related to Exodus, written by leading experts in the field. Topics include its formation, reception, textual history and translation, themes, theologies, and place within Judaism and Christianity.

The Land to the Elect and Justice for All

Reading Psalms in the Dead Sea Scrolls in Light of 4Q381

Author: Mika S. Pajunen

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3647550604

Category: Religion

Page: 420

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Mika S. Pajunen contributes both to the understanding of manuscript 4Q381 from the Dead Sea Scrolls and to broader issues related to the reconstruction of damaged scrolls and to the reading of psalms in late Second Temple Judaism. The author focuses especially on the collection of “apocryphal” psalms in 4Q381 and other similar psalm collections, but it is also of interest to the ongoing search for the functions of psalmody in this period. A material reconstruction of manuscript 4Q381 has been made to determine the original placement of all the substantial fragments within the scroll. The reconstruction shows there to be eight psalms in the preserved scroll. A thorough analysis of all of them is incorporated in this study, including a critical Hebrew text and the first English translation of the psalms, a basic outline of the psalms’ content with comments on their details, and a presentation of their overall message. All the psalms in 4Q381 discuss specific periods of time. The first three psalms cover a period from the Creation to the expected future of a group identified as God’s chosen ones. These are followed by five pseudepigraphic psalms that are named in this study as Praise of the Man of God (David), Praise of Hezekiah, Penitential Prayer of Manasseh, Lament of Josiah, and Penitential Prayer of Jehoiachin. The psalms in 4Q381 make up a consistent whole that is shown to function as a unified lesson on the justice of God toward his elect. In this investigation 4Q381 is placed into its proper place inside some of the larger developments and ideologies perceivable within late Second Temple Judaism. For instance, 4Q381 is part of the general trends discernible in psalmody of this period, namely, a general increase in reflection upon the past and the use of wisdom motifs. But in addition, 4Q381 also gives evidence of a perception of psalms as sources of history that is in the end found to be a much broader phenomenon.

The Purity Texts

Author: Hannah Harrington

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 0567468771

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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Purity Texts is a handbook that gathers the data of the Dead Sea Scrolls on ritual purity and analyzes it systematically as part of a coherent ideology. After a general introduction and an examination of individual texts for the contribution of each to the subject of purity, the book devotes a chapter to each of the impurities discussed in the Scrolls: death, leprosy, bodily discharges and outsiders. In each of these chapters, emphasis is placed on the large amount of congruence of the Qumran texts with each other on the subject of purity and the similarities and differences between the Qumran texts and other sources of ancient Judaism. The contributors to the Companion to the Qumran Scrolls series take account of all relevant and recently published texts and provide extensive bibliographies. The books in the series are authoritatively written in accessible language and are ideal for students and non-specialist scholars. Companion to the Qumran Scrolls, volume 5

Ancient Texts for New Testament Studies

A Guide to the Background Literature

Author: Craig A. Evans

Publisher: Hendrickson Publishers


Category: Religion

Page: 539

View: 6935

One of the daunting challenges facing the New Testament interpreter is achieving familiarity with the immense corpus of Greco-Roman, Jewish, and pagan primary source materials. From the Paraphrase of Shem to Pesiqta Rabbati, scholars and students alike must have a fundamental understanding of these documents' content, provenance, and place in NT interpretation. But achieving even an elementary facility with this literature often requires years of experience, or a photographic memory. Evans's dexterous survey-a thoroughly revised and significantly expanded edition of his Noncanonical Writings and New Testament Interpretation - amasses the requisite details of date, language, text, translation, and general bibliography. Evans also evaluates the materials' relevance for interpreting the NT. The vast range of literature examined includes the Old Testament apocrypha, the Old Testament pseudepigrapha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, assorted ancient translations of the Old Testament and the Targum paraphrases, Philo and Josephus, the New Testament pseudepigrapha, the early church fathers, various gnostic writings, and more. the NT, and a comparison of Jesus' parables with those of the rabbis will further save the interpreter precious time.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State

Author: Hanan Eshel

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802862853

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hasmonean State is the first book dedicated solely to the question of how we can learn political history from the Qumran scrolls. This English edition of Hanan Eshel's 2004 Hebrew publication updates that earlier work with more recent scholarship, now also including English-language resources.

The War Scroll, Violence, War and Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

Essays in Honour of Martin G. Abegg on the Occasion of His 65th Birthday

Author: Kipp Davis,Kyung S. Baek,Peter W. Flint,Dorothy Peters

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004301631

Category: Religion

Page: 508

View: 5994

This volume of collected essays reflects on various aspects of language, text, and interpretations of war and peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Second Temple Jewish literature, with special close attention set on the Qumran War Scroll.

New Perspectives on Old Texts

Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 9-11January, 2005

Author: Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature. International Symposium

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004183078

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 257

View: 9206

This volume presents new perspectives on the ancient texts discovered at Qumran. The essays offer fresh insights into particular texts and genres, by applying methods and constructs drawn from other disciplines to the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, and by exploring new as well as long-standing issues raised by these works. The topics and approaches engaged include group identity, memory, ritual theory, sectarian sociology, philosophy of education, liturgical anthropology, Jewish law, history of religion, and mysticism. The articles in this volume were originally presented at the Tenth Annual International Orion Symposium sponsored in 2005 by the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

The Essenes, the Scrolls, and the Dead Sea

Author: Joan E. Taylor

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019955448X

Category: History

Page: 418

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The mystery surrounding the Dead Sea Scrolls remains, over 60 years after their rediscovery. Who hid them and why? This groundbreaking book reinvigorates the contested hypothesis that the Essenes were responsible. Rather than being a marginal esoteric sect, Taylor shows that this group acted as one of the leading legal schools of Judaism.

"Blickt auf Abraham, euren Vater"

Abraham als Identifikationsfigur des Judentums in der Zeit des Exils und des Zweiten Tempels

Author: Anke Mühling

Publisher: Ruprecht Gmbh & Company

ISBN: 9783525530986

Category: Religion

Page: 396

View: 9090

English summary: The author analyses the reception history of the Old Testament through the perspective of the many images of Abraham in early Judaism and in biblical exegesis. German text. German description: Anke Muhling untersucht die Rezeption Abrahams, dessen Bedeutung als Identifikationsfigur ab der exilischen und v.a. in der nachexilischen Zeit wachst. Dies lasst sich nicht nur an den Texten der Genesis und den sonstigen Erwahnungen Abrahams in der hebraischen Bibel aufzeigen, sondern auch an den deutero- und ausserkanonischen Schriften aus hellenistischer und romischer Zeit, in denen Abraham eine eindruckliche Wirkungsgeschichte entfaltet. Anhand der Abrahamgestalt analysiert die Autorin somit exemplarisch die Rezeptionsgeschichte des Alten Testaments im fruhen Judentum und ihre Verschrankung mit der innerbiblischen Exegese. Dadurch ergeben sich Einblicke in einen vielschichtigen Rezeptionsprozess, der die Arbeit der biblischen und ausserbiblischen Autoren bzw. Redaktoren steuert, in beiden Bereichen strukturelle Parallelen aufweist und konsequent als Wechselspiel von theologischer Gegenwartsdeutung und traditionsbildender Selbstauslegung verstanden wird. Auch wenn man von den Schriften aus hellenistisch-romischer Zeit oder den Texten aus Qumran keine external evidence fur konkrete literarhistorische Prozesse in der Genesis wird erwarten konnen, so ergeben sich doch weitere Hinweise, dass es sich bei wichtigen Abrahamtexten um spate redaktionelle Nachtrage handelt, die Abraham zunehmen zur paradigmatischen Gestalt stilisieren. Inhaltlich bietet das Buch eine durchsichtige Darstellung der Vielfalt biblischer Abrahamsbilder im Zusammenhang ihres noch vielfaltigeren Rezeptionsprozesses. Verschiedene, z.T. entgegengesetzte Aspekte, die soziale und theologische Identitat der judischen Gesellschaften zur Zeit des zweiten Tempels mittels der Identifikationsfigur Abraham auszudrucken, werden so historisch und systematisch beschrieben.

Thinking of Water in the Early Second Temple Period

Author: Ehud Ben Zvi,Christoph Levin

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 3110349663

Category: Religion

Page: 501

View: 4912

Water is a vital resource and is widely acknowledged as such. Thus it often serves as an ideological and linguistic symbol that stands for and evokes concepts central within a community. This volume explores ‘thinking of water’ and concepts expressed through references to water within the symbolic system of the late Persian/early Hellenistic period and as it does so it sheds light on the social mindscape of the early Second Temple community.