A Teacher for All Generations (2 vol. set): Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam

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This collection of essays honors James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. An international group of scholars—including peers specializing in Second Temple Judaism and Biblical Studies, colleagues past and present, and former students—offers essays that interact in various ways with ideas and themes important in VanderKam's own work. The collection is divided into five sections spanning two volumes. The first volume includes ...

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This collection of essays honors James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. An international group of scholars—including peers specializing in Second Temple Judaism and Biblical Studies, colleagues past and present, and former students—offers essays that interact in various ways with ideas and themes important in VanderKam's own work. The collection is divided into five sections spanning two volumes. The first volume includes essays on the Hebrew Bible and ancient Near East along with studies on Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Essays in the second volume address topics in early Judaism, Enoch traditions and Jubilees, and the New Testament and early Christianity.

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Eric F. Mason, Ph.D. (2005, University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Biblical Studies at Judson University. His research addresses the Epistle to the Hebrews, the Catholic Epistles, and Second Temple Judaism, including 'You Are a Priest Forever' (Brill, 2008).

Samuel I. Thomas, Ph.D. (2007, University of Notre Dame) is Assistant Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University. He writes about early Jewish texts and traditions, including the book The “Mysteries” of Qumran: Mystery, Secrecy, and Esotericism in the Dead Sea Scrolls (SBL/Brill, 2009).

Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Ph.D. (2002, University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at St. Edward's University. Her publications address Enochic literature, geographical traditions, angelology, and women in antiquity and include A Study of the Geography of 1 Enoch 17-19 (Brill, 2003).

Alison Schofield, Ph.D. (2006, University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Hebrew Bible and Early Judaism at the University of Denver. She has published primarily on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including From Qumran to the Yahad (Brill 2009).

Eugene Ulrich, Ph.D. (1975, Harvard University) is O’Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame and Chief Editor of the Biblical Scrolls from Qumran. He is the author of The Biblical Qumran Scrolls (Brill, 2010).

Angela Kim Harkins, Ph.D. (2003, University of Notre Dame) is Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University. Her primary research area is the Thanksgiving Hymns from Qumran. In her forthcoming monograph (de Gruyter), Harkins engages these texts from the perspective of religious experience.

Daniel A. Machiela, Ph.D. (2007, University of Notre Dame) is Assistant Professor of Early Judaism at McMaster University. His research chiefly concerns early Jewish interpretation of Scripture, including his book The Dead Sea Genesis Apocryphon (Brill, 2009).

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Table of Contents

Volume 1
Part One, The Hebrew Bible And The Ancient Near East

Hindy Najman, Configuring the Text in Biblical Studies Emanuel Tov, The Relevance of Textual Theories for the Praxis of Textual Criticism Hugh R. Page, Jr., Sea, Storm, Tragedy, and Ethnogenesis: Living the Blues and (Re)Building Community in Post-Katrina America and Early Israel Sejin (Sam) Park, Cain’s Legacy: The City and Justice in the Book of Genesis John S. Bergsma, The Biblical Manumission Laws: Has the Literary Dependence of H on D Been Demonstrated?
Jonathan Ben-Dov, The History of Pentacontad Time Units (I)
Steven Schweitzer, The Egyptian Goddess Ma‘at and Lady Wisdom in Proverbs 1–9: Reassessing Their Relationship J. Todd Hibbard, From Name to Book: Another Look at the Composition of the Book of Isaiah with Special Reference to Isaiah 56–66
Donald W. Parry, LXX Isaiah or Its Vorlage: Primary “Misreadings” and Secondary Modifications Andrew Teeter, Isaiah and the King of As/Syria in Daniel’s Final Vision: On the Rhetoric of Inner-Scriptural Allusion and the Hermeneutics of “Mantological Exegesis”
Eugene Ulrich, The Parallel Editions of the Old Greek and Masoretic Text of Daniel 5
Kindalee Pfremmer De Long, Daniel and the Narrative Integrity of His Prayer in Chapter 9

Part Two, Qumran And The Dead Sea Scrolls

Sidnie White Crawford, Qumran: Caves, Scrolls, and Buildings Jodi Magness. Digital Qumran: Virtual Reality or Virtual Fantasy?
James H. Charlesworth, Seven Rules for Restoring Lacunae Armin Lange, Collecting Psalms in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Émile Puech, L’épilogue de 4QMMT revisité
Molly M. Zahn, Identifying Reuse of Scripture in the Temple Scroll: Some Methodological Reflections Richard J. Bautch, Biblical Antecedents of the Kinship Terms in 1QSa Sarianna Metso, Leviticus Outside the Legal Genre Peter W. Flint, The Interpretation of Scriptural Isaiah in the Qumran Scrolls: Quotations, Citations, Allusions, and Diachronic Implications Todd R. Hanneken, The Status and Interpretation of Jubilees in 4Q390
Kelli S. O’Brien, Runner, Staff, and Star: Interpreting the Teacher of Righteousness through Scripture Angela Kim Harkins, Who is the Teacher of the Teacher Hymns? Re-Examining the Teacher Hymns Hypothesis Fifty Years Later Alison Schofield, Re-Placing Priestly Space: The Wilderness as Heterotopia in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Volume Two Part One, Early Judaism

Gary A. Anderson, Tobit as Righteous Sufferer Hanan Eshel ז״ל, The Growth of Belief in the Sanctity of Mount Gerizim (translated by Daniel A. Machiela)
Rob Kugler, Peton Contests Paying Double Rent on Farmland (P.Heid.Inv. G 5100): A Slice of Judean Experience in the Second Century B.C.E. Herakleopolite Nome Adela Yarbro Collins, Ascents to Heaven in Antiquity: Toward a Typology Samuel I. Thomas, Eternal Writing and Immortal Writers: On the Non-Death of the Scribe in Early Judaism Tzvi Novick, The Rabbis’ Written Torah and the Heavenly Tablets Andrei A. Orlov, Demons of Change: The Transformational Role of the Antagonist in the Apocalypse of Abraham Martha Himmelfarb, Sefer Zerubbabel and Popular Religion

Part Two, Studies On Enoch And Jubilees

Ida Fröhlich,Enmeduranki and Gilgamesh: Mesopotamian Figures in Aramaic Enoch Traditions George W. E. Nickelsburg, The Parables of Enoch and the Manuscripts from Qumran Leslie W. Walck, The Social Setting of the Parables of Enoch Henryk Drawnel, 1 Enoch 73:4–8 and the Aramaic Astronomical Book Loren T. Stuckenbruck, Reflections on the Source Criticism behind the Epistle of Enoch and the Significance of 1 Enoch 104:9-13 for the Reception of Enochic Tradition Daniel A. Machiela, On the Importance of Being Abram: Genesis Apocryphon 18, Jubilees 10:1–13:4, and Further Thoughts on a Literary Relationship John J. Collins, The Genre of the Book of Jubilees James Kugel, A Note on Divine Names and Epithets in the Book of Jubilees John C. Endres, Revisiting the Rebekah of the Book of Jubilees Devorah Dimant, Judah and Tamar in Jubilees 41
Leslie Baynes. 1 Enoch and Jubilees in the Canon of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church

Part Three, The New Testament And Early Christianity

George J. Brooke, Aspects of Matthew’s Use of Scripture in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls John P. Meier, Surprises from Law and Love: In Tribute to Dr. James C. VanderKam David E. Aune, The Meaning of Εὐαγγέλιον in the Inscriptiones of the Canonical Gospels Curt Niccum, One Ethiopian Eunuch is Not the End of the World: The Narrative Function of Acts 8:26–40
Eric F. Mason, “Sit at My Right Hand”: Enthronement and the Heavenly Sanctuary in Hebrews William Adler, Christians and the Public Archive Michael E. Stone, Three Apocryphal Fragments from Armenian Manuscripts

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