The Library of Qumran

The Library of Qumran

The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community.

Author: Hartmut Stegemann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004112103

Category: Architecture

Page: 285

View: 946

Northwest of the Dead Sea, twelve kilometers to the south of Jericho and thirty-two kilometers north of the En-gedi Oasis, lie the ruins of a community long known to the Bedouins as 'Khirbet Qumran'. The nearly 900 original manuscript fragments found in caves near the site between 1947 and 1956 have fundamentally altered our view of ancient Judaism. The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann deciphers the meaning of the historical facts regarding the Qumran community and answers in an understandable and exciting way many of the questions that have provoked sensational speculation in the press since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement itself and paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there. He probes similarities and differences between Essene baptism, commemorative meals, and eschatology and their early Christian counterparts. He also explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today.
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The Ancient Library of Qumran

The Ancient Library of Qumran

Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book.

Author: Frank Moore Cross

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UVA:X002639650

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 204

View: 161

The discovery of manuscripts and papyri in the Judaean desert has not ceased. Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book. In place of the many unbridled speculations that have been spread abroad in certain publications, this volume gives a sober and objective account by a scholar who has taken a leading part in the editing and evaluation of the Qumran texts. The form of the book is shaped by its origin in the Haskell Lectures. Each lecture, after the first chapter recounting the history of the finds, deals with a single, but major area of scroll research. Each records an attempt to achieve in a given area a synthesis, or at least a systematic interepretation of the facts now available. Old and new, published and unpublished data are drawn upon. The text of the lectures has been expanded by very extensive footnoting. The notes are written at two levels: most contain technical discussion, especially at points where unpublished material or unpublished views are alluded to in the text; at the same time a number of explanatory notes are directed to the reader with less background in the field.
Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”

Author: Sidnie White Crawford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004305069

Category: Religion

Page: 356

View: 972

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”
Categories: Religion

Ancient Library of Qumran

Ancient Library of Qumran

Author: Frank Moore Cross (Jr.)

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:186350745

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 196

View: 499

Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

The Library at Qumran

The Library at Qumran

THE LIBRARY AT QUMRAN The Dead Sea scrolls are sometimes referred to as “
the library " I of the Qumran Community , but it would be more accurate to speak
of them as the partial contents of a library which must once have existed in that ...

Author: Katharine Greenleaf Pedley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036898107

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 23

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Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

From Qumran to the Ya ad

From Qumran to the Ya   ad

Even though a variety of literary genres are represented, “the library of Qumran
displays a remarkable homogeneity,” exhibiting a special literary and religious
character.93 The nature of this collection is that of a true library, rather than an ...

Author: Alison Schofield

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004170070

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 430

Since the discovery of the Cave 4 versions of "The Community Rule" (Serekh ha-Yaad or S), scholars have been perplexed about its complex textual history. This book offers a fresh, broader model for reading "S" that better accounts for the long and diverse history behind the text.
Categories: Religion

Reading the Present in the Qumran Library

Reading the Present in the Qumran Library

To bring clarity to the discussion, this book analyzes the phenomenon of reading the present in the Qumran library and asks how far comparable phenomena can be observed in authoritative literature in ancient Israel and Judah, in the textual ...

Author: Kristin De Troyer

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589831506

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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How did ancient scribes interpret their own reality by means of scriptural exegesis? The essays in this volume explore this question from various perspectives by examining the earliest known exegetical texts of Jewish origin, namely, the exegetical texts from the Qumran library. Scholars have debated the precise nature of the exegetical techniques used in the Qumran texts. To bring clarity to the discussion, this book analyzes the phenomenon of reading the present in the Qumran library and asks how far comparable phenomena can be observed in authoritative literature in ancient Israel and Judah, in the textual tradition of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, in ancient Judaism, and in early Christian literature. --From publisher's description.
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Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls

Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls

Universally acknowledged as the dean of New Testament scholarship, Brown brings a lifetime of teaching and research to bear in his landmark overview of the New Testament.

Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman

Publisher: Anchor Bible

ISBN: 0385481217

Category: Religion

Page: 529

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Dead Sea Scrolls expert Lawrence H. Schiffman shifts attention away from the sensationalism surrounding who has control of the scrolls by focusing on how these texts shed light on the history of Judaism and early Christianity.
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Dualism in Qumran

Dualism in Qumran

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Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567234353

Category: Religion

Page: 199

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Enoch and Qumran Origins

Enoch and Qumran Origins

The date of the Similitudes of Enoch remains debatable, and it is entirely possible
that it is missing from the Qumran library because it was composed either in the
late first century after the library was hidden or late enough in the first century ...

Author: Italy Enoch Seminar 2003 Venice

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802828787

Category: Religion

Page: 454

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The rediscovery of Enochic Judaism as an ancient movement of dissent within Second Temple Judaism, a movement centered on neither temple nor torah, is a major achievement of contemporary research. After being marginalized, ancient Enoch texts have reemerged as a significant component of the Dead Sea Scrolls library unearthed at Qumran. Enoch and Qumran Origins is the first comprehensive treatment of the complex and forgotten relations between the Qumran community and the Jewish group behind the pseudepigraphal literature of Enoch. The contributors demonstrate that the roots of the Qumran community are to be found in the tradition of the Enoch group rather than that of the Jerusalem priesthood. Framed by Gabriele Boccaccini's introduction and James Charlesworth's conclusion, this book examines the hypotheses of five particularly eminent scholars, resulting in an engaging and substantive discussion among forty-seven specialists from nine countries. The exceptional array of essays from leading international scholars in Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins makes Enoch and Qumran Origins a sine qua non for serious students of this period. Contributors: William Adler Matthias Albani Jeff S. Anderson Albert I. Baumgarten Andreas Bedenbender Stefan Beyerle Gabriele Boccaccini James H. Charlesworth John J. Collins Michael A. Daise James R. Davila Torleif Elgvin Mark A. Elliott Hanan Eshel Peter W. Flint Ida Fröhlich Florentino Garca Martnez Claudio Gianotto Lester L. Grabbe Ithamar Gruenwald Charlotte Hempel Matthias Henze Martha Himmelfarb Michael A. Knibb Klaus Koch Helge S. Kvanvig Armin Lange Erik W. Larson Timothy H. Lim Corrado Martone George W. E. Nickelsburg Pierluigi Piovanelli Émile Puech Annette Yoshiko Reed John C. Reeves Henry W. Morisada Rietz Paolo Sacchi Lawrence H. Schiffman Loren T. Stuckenbruck David W. Suter Shemaryahu Talmon Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar Patrick Tiller Liliana Rosso Ubigli James C. VanderKam Jacques van Ruiten Benjamin G. Wright III
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Qumran Early Judaism and New Testament Interpretation

Qumran  Early Judaism  and New Testament Interpretation

The articles of this volume present the fruits of 25 years of scholarship on Qumran and the New Testament.

Author: Jörg Frey

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161560156

Category: Religion

Page: 927

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The articles collected here present the fruits of 25 years of scholarship on Qumran and the New Testament. The author situates the New Testament within the pluralistic context of Second Temple Judaism, presents detailed overviews on the discoveries from Qumran, the source value of the ancient texts on the Essenes, the interpretation of the archaeological site, the various forms of dualism within the texts, the development of apocalyptic thought, Qumran meals, and scriptural authority in the Scrolls. He evaluates the various patterns of relating Jesus and the apostles to the Scrolls or the Qumran community, presents methodological reflections on comparisons and detailed surveys of the most important insights from the Qumran discoveries for the understanding of Jesus, Paul, and the Fourth Gospel. This volume demonstrates how the discovery of the Scrolls has influenced and changed New Testament scholarship.
Categories: Religion

The Halakhah at Qumran

The Halakhah at Qumran

It is more likely that they originated in related sects and represented part of the
library at Qumran . Noteworthy for their halakhic content are Jubilees , Susanna ,
Tobit and Judith . 42 Since a large part of the study to follow concerns the
Sabbath ...

Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman

Publisher: Brill Archive

ISBN: 9004043489

Category: Damascus document

Page: 170

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Categories: Damascus document

Qumran and a Apocalyptic

Qumran and a Apocalyptic

It is therefore only natural to seek for suggestions of divinatory practices in the
manuscripts of the library from Qumran . Among the divinatory documents
particular importance has been assigned to 4QMess Ar because the first editor
thought ...

Author: Florentino García Martínez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004095861

Category: Religion

Page: 233

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A collection of detailed studies of some Aramaic texts from Qumran ("Book of Noah, Books of Enoch, Book of Giants, Prayer of Nabonidus, Pseudo-Daniel Aramaic, 4Q246" and "New Jerusalem") which provides new insights on the relationship of Qumran and the Apocalyptic Tradition.
Categories: Religion

King priest prophet

King  priest  prophet

This book is the most recent examination of all those passages of the Qumran Library that are interested in the activity of persons appointed by God to play important role in the fulfillment of the eschatological events.

Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004128921

Category: Architecture

Page: 261

View: 987

This book is the most recent examination of all those passages of the Qumran Library that are interested in the activity of persons appointed by God to play important role in the fulfillment of the eschatological events.
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The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

ment at Qumran is still accurate: "Khirbet Qumran is not a village or a group of
houses; it is the establishment of a community. ... For a discussion of the "
scriptorium" in 13O see Katharine Greenleaf Pedley, "The Library at Qumran,"
Revue de ...

Author: Jodi Magness

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802826873

Category: Religion

Page: 238

View: 924

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.
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Time to Prepare the Way in the Wilderness

Time to Prepare the Way in the Wilderness

... surveys on the Qumran documents at the beginning of the sixties , it has
become customary to speak of the Library of Qumran.1 Scholars are in the habit
of talking about the contents of the Library , its significance and its historical
context .

Author: Devorah Dimant

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004102256

Category: Religion

Page: 157

View: 745

This collection of articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls by fellows at the Institute for Advanced Studies of the Hebrew University (1989-1990) represents the ongoing work of editing and interpreting one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of the century. This volume includes articles on the contents and significance of the scrolls, the biblical scrolls, the legal ruling of the sectarians and their prayer texts.
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The Hebrew Bible and Its Interpreters

The Hebrew Bible and Its Interpreters

Carol A . Newsom Emory University The Dead Sea Scrolls : A Sectarian Library ?
For nearly forty years there has been an almost universal consensus that the
scrolls found in the eleven caves around Khirbet Qumran form the remains of a ...

Author: William H. Propp

Publisher: Eisenbrauns

ISBN: 0931464528

Category: Religion

Page: 225

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Chronology in Israelite historiography / Baruch Halpern -- The Bible in the university / James L. Kugel -- "Sectually explicit" literature from Qumran / Carol A. Newsom -- Eden sketches / William H. Propp -- People and high priesthood in early Maccabean times / James C. VanderKam.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated

The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated

This is followed by an introduction offering a survey of the discoveries and their publication, a brief sketch of the characteristics of the Qumran library, and several interesting remarks on the sect's identity, origins and history.

Author: Florentino García Martínez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004105891

Category: Religion

Page: 519

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The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated comprises an extensive preface outlining the origin of the manuscripts and the aims of the translation. This is followed by an introduction offering a survey of the discoveries and their publication, a brief sketch of the characteristics of the Qumran library, and several interesting remarks on the sect's identity, origins and history. The translation of the manuscripts is organized into nine chapters, each with one or two pages of introduction. It concludes with an exhaustive list of all manuscripts discovered at Qumran. This list is a very useful reference tool and forms a scientific publication in its own right. Originally published in Spanish (1992) the present authorized translation has been prepared by Wilfred G.E. Watson of the University of Newcastle, a renowned scholar of Biblical Hebrew poetry. Please note that this title is available to customers in North America exclusively through Eerdmans Publishing Company (www.eerdmans.com).
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The Wisdom Texts from Qumran and the Development of Sapiential Thought

The Wisdom Texts from Qumran and the Development of Sapiential Thought

This volume comprises the lectures delivered at a conference on the sapiential texts from Qumran hosted by A. Lange and H. Lichtenberger in Tubingen (1998) as well as a number of additional contributions.

Author: Charlotte Hempel

Publisher: Peeters Publishers

ISBN: 9042910100

Category: Religion

Page: 510

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This volume comprises the lectures delivered at a conference on the sapiential texts from Qumran hosted by A. Lange and H. Lichtenberger in Tubingen (1998) as well as a number of additional contributions. This literature, although found in the Qumran library, is mostly of non-Essene origin and can be dated to the third and second century BCE with a single exception which might be even older. The sapiential texts from Qumran add to the sparse corpus of postexilic sapiential literature and shed new light on the later Israelite and Jewish wisdom as well as on the sources from which early Christian wisdom traditions originated. Therefore, the volume attempts to understand the wisdom literature from Qumran in the broader context of sapiential thought in the Ancient near East, the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Judaism and the New Testament. Beyond this, the volume further includes treatments of introductory and linguistic questions as well as articles on specific sapiential texts.
Categories: Religion