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Pre-Talmudic Jewish literature (non-Biblical)

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrollsby James C. VanderKam

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    1997 was the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the evidence about calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish texts. James C. VanderKam examines the pertinent texts, their sources and the different uses to which people put calendrical information... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introductionby Timothy Lim

    OUP Oxford 2005; US$ 7.99

    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...

  • Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrollsby John J. Collins

    Taylor and Francis 2002; US$ 41.95

    Since the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls were released in 1992, there has been an explosion of interest in them. This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity. Collins' volume provides... more...

  • Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXVIIby Émile Puech

    OUP Oxford 2008; US$ 244.99

    Volume XXXVII contains the editio princeps of the second group of Aramaic texts (4Q550-583) from Cave 4 which were originally assigned to Pere Jean Starcky. They are primarily parabiblical and pseudepigraphical compositions reflecting the interest in biblical themes characteristic of Second Temple Judaism. The commentary is in French. more...