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Pre-Talmudic Jewish literature (non-Biblical)

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  • Dead Sea Scrolls and the Personages of Earliest Christianityby Arthur E. Palumbo

    Algora Publishing 2007; US$ 33.95

    Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Paleographical dating has tended to downplay the Scrolls' importance and to distance them from the personages of earliest Christianity, but a carefully worked out theory based on radiocarbon dating and other tests connects more...

  • Head of All Yearsby Jonathan Ben-Dov

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    Covering a wide array of sources from ancient Mesopotamia to the Dead Sea Scrolls, this volume offers a different perspective on Jewish apocalyptic time-reckoning during the Second Temple period, based on a calendar year of 364 days. more...

  • From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Communityby Stephen Hultgren

    BRILL 2007; US$ 288.00

    Focusing on the history of covenantal theology in the Dead Sea Scrolls, this title offers insights into the origins of the "new covenant in the land of Damascus" and the Qumran community, and explores topics related to their covenantal theology. more...

  • The Courtyards of the House of the Lordby Lawrence H. Schiffmann; Florentino Garcia Martinez

    BRILL 2008; US$ 193.00

    Presents the author's studies on the "Temple Scroll". This book uncovers the hermeneutics of the Zadokite/Sadducean legal system and compares and contrasts it with other texts of its own type as well as with those in rabbinic literature preserving the Pharisaic-rabbinic approach. more...

  • Defining Identitiesby Florentino Garcia Martinez; Mladen Popovic

    BRILL 2007; US$ 144.00

    Contains 15 of the papers read at the Fifth Meeting of the IOQS, celebrated in Groningen 27-28 July, 2004. This title focuses on the identity formation of the group or groups represented in the Scrolls and explores issues of self-definition of Jewish groups in relation to, or in reaction towards other groups within Judaism. more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrollsby Charlotte Hempel

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    This volume presents the proceedings of an international conference of the same title held at the University of Birmingham in 2007. The contributors are drawn from the ranks of leading intenational specialists in the field writing alongside promising younger scholars. The volume includes studies on the contribution of the Scrolls to Second Temple Jewish... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls in Scholarly Perspective: A History of Researchby Devorah Dimant

    BRILL 2012; US$ 273.00

    This book contains an exhaustive survey of past and present Qumran research, outlining its particular development in various circumstances and national contexts. For the first time, perspectives and information not recorded in any other publication are highlighted. more...

  • Ethics in the Qumran Communityby Marcus K.M. Tso

    Mohr Siebeck 2010; US$ 54.00

    Hauptbeschreibung Marcus Tso uses an interdisciplinary methodology to reexamine a long-neglected subject. Rather than the contents of ethics, the author focuses on the bases of ethics in the Qumran community, using the texts it collected as the primary evidence. He begins by comparing the ethical language of the Scrolls with other related literatures,... more...

  • Performanzkritik der Paulusbriefeby Bernhard Oestreich

    Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 81.45

    Hauptbeschreibung Die biblischen Texte stammen aus einer Kultur, in der die Schrift in der Regel dem gesprochenen Wort diente. Das Geschriebene wurde vor Zuhörern vorgetragen und entfaltete seine Wirkung in einem gemeinschaftlich erlebten Ereignis. Dabei waren über den semantischen Gehalt des Dargebotenen hinaus auch die Elemente mündlicher Kommunikation... more...

  • The Qumran Rule Texts in Contextby Charlotte Hempel

    Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 126.15

    Hauptbeschreibung Ever since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls the Community Rule has been at the forefront of the scholarly imagination and is often considered a direct channel to life on the ground at Khirbet Qumran - an ancient version of 'reality television'. After the full publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls one might legitimately have expected... more...