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Pre-Talmudic Jewish literature (non-Biblical)

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  • Qumran Cave 1 Revisitedby Daniel K. Falk; Sarianna Metso; Donald W. Parry; Eibert Tigchelaar

    BRILL 2010; US$ 153.00

    Papers presented at the IOQS meeting in Ljubljana ?Qumran Cave 1 Revisited: Reconsidering the Cave 1 Texts Sixty Years after Their Discovery,? on the two Isaiah scrolls, the Community Rule, the War Scroll, the Thanksgivings Scroll, and the Genesis Apocryphon. more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrollsby Sarianna Metso; Hindy Najman; Eileen Schuller

    BRILL 2010; US$ 146.00

    How were Jewish texts produced and transmitted in late antiquity? What role did scribal practices play in the shaping of both scriptural and interpretive traditions, which areas the Scrolls show so decisivelyintimately intertwined? How were texts assembled from a variety of earlier sources, both oral and written? Why were they often attributed to pseudonymous... 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...

  • The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in Englishby Geza Vermes

    Penguin Books Ltd 2004; US$ 20.78

    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...

  • Qumran und die Archäologieby Carsten Claußen; Jörg Frey; Nadine Kessler

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 132.64

    In der Diskussion um die Funde von Qumran ist in den letzten Jahren verstärkt die Archäologie in den Blick getreten. Verbreitete Ansichten zum Charakter der Siedlung von Khirbet Qumran und zur Funktion der Gebäude wurden in Frage gestellt, und teilweise wurde der Bezug zwischen den Schriftrollen und der Siedlung selbst in Zweifel gezogen. Dieser Band,... 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... more...

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

    HarperCollins 2013; US$ 14.99

    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 Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrollsby James VanderKam; Peter Flint

    HarperCollins 2013; Not Available

    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...

  • Einführung in die Qumranliteraturby Géza G. Xeravits; Peter Porzig

    De Gruyter 2015; US$ 42.00

    This book offers a concise introduction to the full range of writings in the Qumran: genuine, apocryphal, and pseudoepigraphic works as well as ?Biblical? manuscripts. The basic knowledge regarding each work is cogently summarized and brief passages are presented verbatim. This approach allows each of the texts to speak for itself as part... more...

  • Scriptures and Sectarianismby John J. Collins

    Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 113.56

    The Dead Sea Scrolls include many texts that were produced by a sectarian movement (and also many that were not). The movement had its origin in disputes about the interpretation of the Scriptures, especially the Torah, not in disputes about the priesthood as had earlier been assumed. The definitive break with the rest of Judean society should be dated... more...