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- 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...
- De Gruyter 2014; US$ 140.00
Some of the Dead Sea Scrolls are texts which rewrite the Hebrew Bible. They differ from the literary products of the Qumran ascetic community by missing the sectarian particular style and terminology. These rewritten Bible texts may therefore shed light on the origins and sources of this community. Most of the scholarly attention has... more...
- 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...
- Mohr Siebeck 2014; US$ 161.27
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...
- Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht 2013; US$ 52.04
Religionswissenschaft Mika S. Pajunen contributes both to the understanding of manuscript 4Q381 from the Dead Sea Scrolls and to broader issues related to the reconstruction of damaged scrolls and to the reading of psalms in late Second Temple Judaism. The author focuses especially on the collection of ?apocryphal? psalms in 4Q381 and other... more...
- Mohr Siebeck 2013; US$ 132.64
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 that the complete... more...
- HarperCollins 2013; US$ 15.99
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...
- Mohr Siebeck 2012; US$ 84.93
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 von Bedeutung,... more...
- De Gruyter 2012; US$ 168.00
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...