An Introduction To The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780800632298
  • Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, Publishers
  • Publication date: 1/3/1999
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii
Abbreviations viii
Bibliography xiii
Major editions of Qumran manuscripts xiii
General bibliography xvii
Maps xxi
1. The Dead Sea Scrolls: 1947-1999 1
A bird's-eye view of Dead Sea Scrolls research 1
The present state of Dead Sea Scrolls studies 9
2. Authenticity and Dating of the Scrolls 22
Archaeology and the Scrolls 25
Palaeography and the Scrolls 28
Historical allusions in the Scrolls 30
3. The Qumran Library 32
The Rules 32
Poetic and liturgical texts 45
Wisdom texts 59
Bible interpretation and apocryphal works 63
Miscellaneous compositions 91
4. The Community 94
5. Identification of the Community 114
The Sadducees 115
The Pharisees 117
The Zealots 119
The Essenes 122
6. The History of the Community 127
Inter-testamental Jewish history: 200 BCE-70 CE 128
The history of the Essenes 132
7. The Religious Ideas of the Community 145
The Covenant 146
Election and holy life in the Community of the Covenant 151
Worship in the Community of the Covenant 156
Future expectations in the Community of the Covenant 163
8. Qumran and Biblical Studies 170
The text of the Old Testament 170
The Pseudepigrapha 181
The New Testament 182
Scrolls Catalogue 192
Notes 218
Index of Modern Authors 247
General Index 252
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