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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...

  • 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 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...

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

    Mohr Siebeck 2011; US$ 142.85

    Hauptbeschreibung 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... 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...

  • Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXVIIby Émile Puech

    Oxford University Press 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. - ;This volume... 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...