The Library of Qumran

The Library of Qumran

The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community.

Author: Hartmut Stegemann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004112103

Category: Architecture

Page: 285

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Northwest of the Dead Sea, twelve kilometers to the south of Jericho and thirty-two kilometers north of the En-gedi Oasis, lie the ruins of a community long known to the Bedouins as 'Khirbet Qumran'. The nearly 900 original manuscript fragments found in caves near the site between 1947 and 1956 have fundamentally altered our view of ancient Judaism. The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann deciphers the meaning of the historical facts regarding the Qumran community and answers in an understandable and exciting way many of the questions that have provoked sensational speculation in the press since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement itself and paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there. He probes similarities and differences between Essene baptism, commemorative meals, and eschatology and their early Christian counterparts. He also explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today.
Categories: Architecture

The Ancient Library of Qumran

The Ancient Library of Qumran

Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book.

Author: Frank Moore Cross

Publisher: Burns & Oates

ISBN: UVA:X002639650

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 204

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The discovery of manuscripts and papyri in the Judaean desert has not ceased. Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book. In place of the many unbridled speculations that have been spread abroad in certain publications, this volume gives a sober and objective account by a scholar who has taken a leading part in the editing and evaluation of the Qumran texts. The form of the book is shaped by its origin in the Haskell Lectures. Each lecture, after the first chapter recounting the history of the finds, deals with a single, but major area of scroll research. Each records an attempt to achieve in a given area a synthesis, or at least a systematic interepretation of the facts now available. Old and new, published and unpublished data are drawn upon. The text of the lectures has been expanded by very extensive footnoting. The notes are written at two levels: most contain technical discussion, especially at points where unpublished material or unpublished views are alluded to in the text; at the same time a number of explanatory notes are directed to the reader with less background in the field.
Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

The Library at Qumran

The Library at Qumran

Author: Katharine Greenleaf Pedley

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015036898107

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 23

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Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

The Library at Qumran

The Library at Qumran

Author: Katharine Greenleaf Pedley

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:64019647

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 23

View: 493

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The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”

Author: Sidnie White Crawford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004305069

Category: Religion

Page: 356

View: 219

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”
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The Library at Qumran

The Library at Qumran

Author: Katherine Greenleaf Pedley

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:1410109

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 23

View: 735

Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls

Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls expert Lawrence H. Schiffman shifts attention away from the sensationalism surrounding who has control of the scrolls by focusing on how these texts shed light on the history of Judaism and early Christianity.

Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman

Publisher: Anchor Bible Reference Library

ISBN: 0300140223

Category: Religion

Page: 529

View: 646

Dead Sea Scrolls expert Lawrence H. Schiffman shifts attention away from the sensationalism surrounding who has control of the scrolls by focusing on how these texts shed light on the history of Judaism and early Christianity.
Categories: Religion

Scrolls from the Dead Sea

Scrolls from the Dead Sea

Online version of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress from June 17 to July 16, 1992.

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Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2003557113

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page:

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Online version of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress from June 17 to July 16, 1992.
Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

Dualism in Qumran

Dualism in Qumran

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Author: Géza G. Xeravits

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9780567234353

Category: Religion

Page: 199

View: 291

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Scrolls from the Dead Sea

Scrolls from the Dead Sea

Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The ancient library of Qumran and modern scholarship is an exhibition of the Library of Congress ̣The online exhibit includes images of 12 scroll fragments and 29 other objects loaned by the Israel Antiquities ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: LCCN:2003557113

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page:

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Online version of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress from June 17 to July 16, 1992.
Categories: Dead Sea scrolls

From Qumran to the Ya ad

From Qumran to the Ya   ad

Even though a variety of literary genres are represented, “the library of Qumran
displays a remarkable homogeneity,” exhibiting a special literary and religious
character.93 The nature of this collection is that of a true library, rather than an ...

Author: Alison Schofield

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004170070

Category: Religion

Page: 324

View: 115

Since the discovery of the Cave 4 versions of "The Community Rule" (Serekh ha-Yaad or S), scholars have been perplexed about its complex textual history. This book offers a fresh, broader model for reading "S" that better accounts for the long and diverse history behind the text.
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The New Jerusalem Scroll from Qumran

The New Jerusalem Scroll from Qumran

This study presents the first comprehensive reconstruction of the 'New Jerusalem' Scroll from the Dead Sea, through integration of all the known fragments into a single entity.

Author: Michael Chyutin

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 185075683X

Category: Religion

Page: 167

View: 358

This study presents the first comprehensive reconstruction of the 'New Jerusalem' Scroll from the Dead Sea, through integration of all the known fragments into a single entity. Secret ceremonies in the temple are discussed; an architectural reconstruction of the elements described in the scroll is presented, accompanied by computerized plans; a consideration of the tradition of planning the ideal city leads to an examination of the use of metrology, mathematics; and a number mysticism in the plan of the 'New Jerusalem'. A comparison is also made with the traditions of building orthogonal cities in Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Holy Land, as manifested in archaeological findings.
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The Dead Sea Scrolls A Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls  A Very Short Introduction

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Author: Timothy Lim

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192806598

Category: Religion

Page: 138

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Since their accidental discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have been hailed as the greatest manuscript discovery ever made. Amidst the conspiracies, politics, and sensational claims, however, it can be difficult to separate myth from reality. In this Very Short Introduction , Timothy Lim presents the facts and leading theories behind the cultural and historical background of the scrolls, revealing much about the Old Testament and the origins of Christianity and Judaism. He also tells the fascinating story of the scrolls since their discovery, explains the science behind their deciphering and dating, and does not omit the characters, scandals, and controversies that have hastened the scrolls' rise to the status of cultural icon.
Categories: Religion

Reading the Present in the Qumran Library

Reading the Present in the Qumran Library

Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of
Judaism, the Back- ground of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran (
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1994), 223–41; Maurya P. Horgan,
Pesharim: Qumran ...

Author: Kristin De Troyer

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 9781589831506

Category: Religion

Page: 236

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How did ancient scribes interpret their own reality by means of scriptural exegesis? The essays in this volume explore this question from various perspectives by examining the earliest known exegetical texts of Jewish origin, namely, the exegetical texts from the Qumran library. Scholars have debated the precise nature of the exegetical techniques used in the Qumran texts. To bring clarity to the discussion, this book analyzes the phenomenon of reading the present in the Qumran library and asks how far comparable phenomena can be observed in authoritative literature in ancient Israel and Judah, in the textual tradition of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, in ancient Judaism, and in early Christian literature. --From publisher's description.
Categories: Religion

The Scrolls and the Scriptures

The Scrolls and the Scriptures

This collection of papers from the Roehampton conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible is the first jubilee volume published to celebrate the discovery of the Scrolls fifty years ago.

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 185075845X

Category: Religion

Page: 414

View: 858

This collection of papers from the Roehampton conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Bible is the first jubilee volume published to celebrate the discovery of the Scrolls fifty years ago. Experts on the Scrolls, Hebrew language, biblical studies, ancient Judaism and modern literary theory cover a range of perspectives-as well as important issues of method and the perennial problems of the identity of the inhabitants of Khirbet Qumran and the relationship between the site and the discoveries in the nearby caves. Contributors include the well-known experts, Philip Davies, George Brooke, Al Wolters and J.D.G. Dunn.
Categories: Religion

Angels at Qumran

Angels at Qumran

A comprehensive study of the perspectives on angels of Qumran sectarian authors and of the authors of those sections of 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch represented in the Qumran library.

Author: Maxwell Davidson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1850753326

Category: Religion

Page: 386

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A comprehensive study of the perspectives on angels of Qumran sectarian authors and of the authors of those sections of 1 (Ethiopic) Enoch represented in the Qumran library. Marked differences emerge as the roles of angels are considered in relation to various topics. These include beliefs about how the sun entered the world, events at the close of the present age, the means by which divine revelation is communicated to God's people and the ways in which the author thought about the relationship of the pious to angels, both in this age and in the eschaton.
Categories: Religion

Enoch and Qumran Origins

Enoch and Qumran Origins

The date of the Similitudes of Enoch remains debatable, and it is entirely possible
that it is missing from the Qumran library because it was composed either in the
late first century after the library was hidden or late enough in the first century ...

Author: Italy Enoch Seminar 2003 Venice

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802828787

Category: Religion

Page: 454

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The rediscovery of Enochic Judaism as an ancient movement of dissent within Second Temple Judaism, a movement centered on neither temple nor torah, is a major achievement of contemporary research. After being marginalized, ancient Enoch texts have reemerged as a significant component of the Dead Sea Scrolls library unearthed at Qumran. Enoch and Qumran Origins is the first comprehensive treatment of the complex and forgotten relations between the Qumran community and the Jewish group behind the pseudepigraphal literature of Enoch. The contributors demonstrate that the roots of the Qumran community are to be found in the tradition of the Enoch group rather than that of the Jerusalem priesthood. Framed by Gabriele Boccaccini's introduction and James Charlesworth's conclusion, this book examines the hypotheses of five particularly eminent scholars, resulting in an engaging and substantive discussion among forty-seven specialists from nine countries. The exceptional array of essays from leading international scholars in Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins makes Enoch and Qumran Origins a sine qua non for serious students of this period. Contributors: William Adler Matthias Albani Jeff S. Anderson Albert I. Baumgarten Andreas Bedenbender Stefan Beyerle Gabriele Boccaccini James H. Charlesworth John J. Collins Michael A. Daise James R. Davila Torleif Elgvin Mark A. Elliott Hanan Eshel Peter W. Flint Ida Fröhlich Florentino Garca Martnez Claudio Gianotto Lester L. Grabbe Ithamar Gruenwald Charlotte Hempel Matthias Henze Martha Himmelfarb Michael A. Knibb Klaus Koch Helge S. Kvanvig Armin Lange Erik W. Larson Timothy H. Lim Corrado Martone George W. E. Nickelsburg Pierluigi Piovanelli Émile Puech Annette Yoshiko Reed John C. Reeves Henry W. Morisada Rietz Paolo Sacchi Lawrence H. Schiffman Loren T. Stuckenbruck David W. Suter Shemaryahu Talmon Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar Patrick Tiller Liliana Rosso Ubigli James C. VanderKam Jacques van Ruiten Benjamin G. Wright III
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Qumran Early Judaism and New Testament Interpretation

Qumran  Early Judaism  and New Testament Interpretation

The articles of this volume present the fruits of 25 years of scholarship on Qumran and the New Testament.

Author: Jörg Frey

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161560156

Category: Religion

Page: 927

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The articles collected here present the fruits of 25 years of scholarship on Qumran and the New Testament. The author situates the New Testament within the pluralistic context of Second Temple Judaism, presents detailed overviews on the discoveries from Qumran, the source value of the ancient texts on the Essenes, the interpretation of the archaeological site, the various forms of dualism within the texts, the development of apocalyptic thought, Qumran meals, and scriptural authority in the Scrolls. He evaluates the various patterns of relating Jesus and the apostles to the Scrolls or the Qumran community, presents methodological reflections on comparisons and detailed surveys of the most important insights from the Qumran discoveries for the understanding of Jesus, Paul, and the Fourth Gospel. This volume demonstrates how the discovery of the Scrolls has influenced and changed New Testament scholarship.
Categories: Religion