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Author Hempel, Charlotte

Title The Damascus texts / Charlotte Hempel
Published Sheffield, England : Sheffield Academic Press, ©2000


Description 1 online resource (124 pages)
Series Companion to the Qumran scrolls ; 1
Companion to the Qumran scrolls ; 1.
Contents Preface; Abbreviations; Part I: THE DAMASCUS DOCUMENT FROM CAIRO AND QUMRAN; Editions, Translations, and Bibliographies; Editions of the Mediaeval Manuscripts of the Damascus Document; Editions of the Qumran Fragments; Preliminary Descriptions of Cave 4 Fragments; Translations; Bibliographies; 1. Introduction; 1. A Tale of Two Discoveries: Cairo and Qumran; 2. How Did the Damascus Document Get to Cairo?; 2. Physical Description of the Manuscripts; 1. Cairo Damascus Document; 2. Parchment Cairo Fragment; 3. The Cave 4 Manuscripts; 4. 5QD (5Q12); 5. 6QD (6Q15)
3. Outline of the Contents of the Damascus Manuscripts from Cairo and Qumran4. The Composite Character of the Damascus Document; 1. The Admonition; 2. The Laws; 5. The Damascus Document and the Quest for the Origins and Early History of the ''Qumran Community''; 1. The Identification of the Community(ies); 2. Place of Origin; 3. The History of the Community(ies); 6. The Laws-A Story of Neglect and Rediscovery; 7. Further Issues Facing the Student of the Damascus Document; 1. Messianism; 2. The Divergences between Manuscripts A and B; 3. Covenant; 4. The Issue of the Calendar
5. Polygamy and/or Divorce8. Concluding Reflections; Part II: 4Q265 MISCELLANEOUS RULES (olim SEREKH DAMASCUS); Editions and Translations; Editions; Translations; 9. Introduction; 10. Physical Description and Contents of the Fragments; 1. Physical Description; 2. Outline of the Contents; 11. The Place of 4Q265 in the Library of Qumran; Bibliography; Index of References; Index of Authors; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; Q; R; S; T; V; W; Y
Summary The Damascus document is one of the most important texts from the Qumran caves. Part One of this Companion offers a lucid and up-to-date introduction to all the manuscripts, including the eight recently published from Qumran Cave 4. It also provides a review of the key areas of scholarly research on this important Qumran text. Part Two is devoted to the recently published text 4QMiscellaneous Rules (4Q265; olim Serekh Damascus). This text has already become the subject of intense interest among students of the Dead Sea Scrolls because of its unique relationship to both the Community Rule and t
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 105-115) and indexes
Notes Print version record
SUBJECT Damascus document.
Dead Sea scrolls -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
Damascus document. fast (OCoLC)fst01357497
Dead Sea scrolls. fast (OCoLC)fst01356176
Damaskusschrift Qumrantexte gnd
Subject Qumran community.
11.26 movements within Judaism.
RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings.
Qumran community.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780567565761