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Title Holistic Qumran : trans-disciplinary research of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls / edited by Jan Gunneweg, Annemie Adriaens, Joris Dik
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xv, 191 pages, 13 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Series Studies on the texts of the Desert of Judah ; v. 87
Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah ; v. 87
Contents The coin beneath the crust : a pilot study of coins from the Mediterranean coast of Israel / Annemie Adriaens [and others] -- A short note on the application of synchrotron-based micro-tomography on the Dead Sea scrolls / Joris Dik [and others] -- Gender and Qumran / Katharina Galor -- Was the Qumran settlement a mere pottery production center? What instrumental neutron activation revealed / Jan Gunneweg, Marta Balla -- Introduction to the "buried bones" / Jan Gunneweg -- Animal remains from Khirbet Qumran : a case study of two bones (QUM 392 and 393) from two bone burials / Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Tzviki Rosenberg, Charles Greenblatt -- Degradation of parchment and ink of the Dead Sea scrolls investigated using synchrotron-based X-ray and infrared microscopy / Bridget Murphy [and others] -- Radiocarbon dating and Qumran / Johannes van der Plicht, Kaare L. Rasmussen -- Characterization of the writing media of the Dead Sea scrolls / Ira Rabin [and others] -- On the age of Jar-35 / Kaare L. Rasmussen [and others] -- Analyzes [sic] of a sample of "masse de fer" from Qumran locus 104 excavated by R. de Vaux / Kaare L. Rasmussen [and others] -- The sciences and the reconstruction of the ancient scrolls : possibilities and impossibilities (summary) / Emanuel Tov -- Introduction to "soap at Qumran" / Jan Gunneweg -- Making soap as the Qumranites did / Sasja van der Vaart [and others] -- The Dead Sea, the nearest neighbor of Qumran and the Dead Sea manuscripts : what SEM, XRD and instrumental neutron activation may show about Dead Sea mud / Jan Gunneweg
Summary Much of the previous sixty years (1949-2009) have been devoted to the cleaning of the Dead Sea scrolls, their piecing together and their translation. The present volume is a scientific study of the various archaeological relics that have been found in the three units at Qumran: The settlement, the caves with the scrolls and the cemetery. With the aid of neutron activation of Qumran's pottery we established its human relations with neighboring sites, by radio carbon dating we placed the relics in their time frame, by DNA we study the provenance of the animal hides that served the scribes as par
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dead Sea scrolls.
Qumran community.
Form Electronic book
Author Adriaens, A. (Annemie)
Dik, Joris.
Gunneweg, Jan.
LC no. 2009051494
ISBN 1282952277
9004190759 (electronic bk.)
9789004190757 (electronic bk.)