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Title The Dead Sea scrolls : texts and context / edited by Charlotte Hempel
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 552 pages) : maps
Series Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah, 0169-9962 ; v. 90
Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah ; v. 90
Contents Preface / Albert Baumgarten -- Introduction / Charlotte Hempel -- The scrolls and the literary landscape of Second Temple Judaism / Michael E. Stone -- What history can we get from the scrolls, and how? / Philip R. Davies -- Gleaning of scrolls from the Judean desert / Hanan Eshel -- Scrolls and hand impurity / Jodi Magness -- The glass from Khirbet Qumran : what does it tell us about the Qumran community? / Dennis Mizzi -- Cave 11 in context / Florentino García Martínez -- Further reflections on caves 1 and 11 : a response to Florentino García Martínez / Daniel Stökl Ben-Ezra -- Temple mysticism and the temple men / Torleif Elgvin -- Priests at Qumran : a reassessment / Heinz-Josef Fabry -- The Qumran sectarians and the temple in Jerusalem / Martin Goodman -- The context of 4QMMT and comfortable theories / Charlotte Hempel -- The centrality of the temple in 4QMMT / Hanne von Weissenberg -- Room for interpretation : an analysis of spatial imagery in the Qumran Pesharim / George J. Brooke -- Demonstrable instances of the use of sources in the Pseudepigrapha / Vered Hillel -- Marriage and divorce : from social institution to Halakhic norms / Bernard S. Jackson -- 4Q318 : a Jewish Zodiac calendar at Qumran? / Helen R. Jacobus -- Qumran and the rabbis on corpse-impurity : common exegesis : tacit problem / Vered Noam -- Between two sects : differentiating the Yaḥad and the Damascus covenant / Eyal Regev -- From Cairo Genizah to Qumran : the influence of the Zadokite fragments on the study of the Qumran scrolls / Lawrence H. Schiffman -- Dio Chrysostom on the Essene landscape / Joan E. Taylor
Summary 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 history, the archaeological context, the role of the temple and its priesthood, as well as treatments on selected texts and issues. These proceedings offer a timely and up to date assessment of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the material remains unearthed at Qumran in their wider context and not infrequently challenge prevailing lines of interpretation. --Book Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 487-526) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Dead Sea scrolls -- Congresses.
Dead Sea scrolls. 4Q -- Congresses.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- West Bank -- Qumran Site -- Congresses.
Judaism -- History -- Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D. -- Congresses.
Priests, Jewish -- Congresses.
Qumran Site (West Bank) -- Antiquities -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author Hempel, Charlotte.
ISBN 9004167846 (electronic bk.)
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