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Pre-Talmudic Jewish literature (non-Biblical)

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  • History, Ideology and Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrollsby Devorah Dimant

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 189.15

    In this volume Devorah Dimant assembles twenty-seven thoroughly updated and partly rewritten articles discussing various aspects of the Dead Sea Scrolls that she published over the past three decades. An introductory essay written especially for this volume surveys the present state of research on the Scrolls. Dealing with major themes developed in... more...

  • Wisdom Texts from Qumranby Daniel Harrington S. J.

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 39.95

    This is the first full analysis of the Qumran wisdom texts. New translations and a full explanation of the background and context of wisdom literature introduce the reader to an important part of the Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • The Messiah Before Jesusby Israel Knohl

    University of California Press 2000; US$ 15.95

    In a work that challenges notions that have dominated New Testament scholarship for more than a hundred years, Israel Knohl gives evidence for a messianic precursor to Jesus who is described as the "Suffering Servant" in recently published fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. more...

  • Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrollsby Jonathan G. Campbell

    Wiley 2008; US$ 147.95

    The second edition of this fascinating book is the ideal introduction to the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and their impact on our understanding of the rise of Christianity. Introduces the Qumran Scrolls to the uninitiated general reader. Explains how revolutionary the discovery of the Scrolls was and their enduring significance.... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrollsby Timothy Lim

    Oxford University Press, UK 2005; US$ 9.99

    Everyone has heard of the Dead Sea Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. Timothy Lim explains the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, and presents the true facts behind the theories and controversies surrounding their interpretation... more...

  • The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in Englishby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; Not Available

    The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Quumran by members of the Essene community, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the... more...

  • Reading with an "I" to the Heavensby Angela Kim Harkins

    De Gruyter 2012; US$ 154.00

    This book examines the collection of prayers known as the Qumran Hodayot (Thanksgiving Hymns). The thesis of this book is that the ritualized reading of reports describing visionary experiences written in the first person ?I? had the potential to create within the ancient reader the subjectivity of a visionary which can then predispose him to have... more...

  • The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrollsby James VanderKam; Peter Flint

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 17.99

    The Dead Sea Scrolls, found in caves near the Dead Sea fifteen miles east of Jerusalem from 1947 to 1956, include the oldest existing biblical manuscripts and the remarkable texts of the purist Jewish community at Qumran. The discovery of the scrolls has added dramatically to our understanding of the varieties of Judaism at the time of Jesus and the... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls In Contextby Armin Lange; Emanuel Tov; Matthias Weigold; Bennie H. Reynolds III

    BRILL 2011; US$ 340.00

    With nearly all Dead Sea Scrolls published, this collection of essays integrates this very important corpus of ancient texts into the study of Hebrew Bible, ancient and rabbinic Judaism as well as early Christian and other ancient literatures, languages, and cultures. more...

  • Qumranica Minora Iby Florentino Garcia Martinez; Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar

    BRILL 2007; US$ 207.00

    Contains articles on the Origins of the Qumran Community (the co-called Groningen Hypothesis) and on Apocalypticism in the "Dead Sea Scrolls", including translations of essays that were written in Spanish and French. more...