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Pre-Talmudic Jewish literature (non-Biblical)

  • 4QMMT: Reevaluating the Text, the Function and the Meaning of the Epilogueby Hanne von Weissenberg

    BRILL 2008; US$ 144.00

    This book focuses on the third section of one of the most important documents from the Qumran library, the epilogue of 4QMMT. Although the primary focus is on the epilogue, the results of this investigation shed light on 4QMMT as a whole. 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...

  • The Aramaic Levi Documentby Jonas C. Greenfield; Michael E. Stone; Ester Eshel

    BRILL 2004; US$ 136.00

    The fragments of Aramaic Levi Document are presented for the first time as a single coherent whole. This book, which will move the study of this pivotal document to a new level, includes original texts, translation, introduction and extensive and detailed commentary. more...

  • An Aramaic Wisdom Text from Qumranby Henryk Drawnel

    BRILL 2004; US$ 204.00

    This source publication of the Aramaic Levi Document collects all the manuscripts and photographs of this Levitical composition from the Second Temple period. The commentary on the Document deals with its literary characteristics, educational character, and Babylonian origin of Levitical professional education. more...

  • Biblia Qumranica , Volume 3 Minor Prophetsby Beate Ego; Armin Lange; Hermann Lichtenberger; Kristin De Troyer

    BRILL 2004; US$ 120.00

    The Biblia Qumranica is a unique tool for text-critical analysis which allows for the first time to analyse and interpret the textual witnesses of the Hebrew Bible as preserved from the Second Temple period in comparison to each other. 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 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...

  • The Courtyards of the House of the Lordby Lawrence H. Schiffmann; Florentino Garcia Martinez

    BRILL 2008; US$ 193.00

    Presents the author's studies on the "Temple Scroll". This book uncovers the hermeneutics of the Zadokite/Sadducean legal system and compares and contrasts it with other texts of its own type as well as with those in rabbinic literature preserving the Pharisaic-rabbinic approach. more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrollsby Charlotte Hempel

    BRILL 2010; US$ 230.00

    This volume presents the proceedings of an international conference of the same title held at the University of Birmingham in 2007. The contributors are drawn from the ranks of leading intenational specialists in the field writing alongside promising younger scholars. The volume includes studies on the contribution of the Scrolls to Second Temple Jewish... more...

  • The Dead Sea Scrollsby Timothy Lim

    Oxford University Press, UK 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...