Calendars In The Dead Sea Scrolls

Calendars In The Dead Sea Scrolls

by James C. Vanderkam
     
 

ISBN-10: 041516513X

ISBN-13: 9780415165136

Pub. Date: 10/15/1998

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd

Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the evidence about the different uses of time-measurement in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish texts. James C. VanderKam examines the pertinent texts, their sources and the different uses to which people put calendrical information in the Christian world. He argues that the scrolls

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Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the evidence about the different uses of time-measurement in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish texts. James C. VanderKam examines the pertinent texts, their sources and the different uses to which people put calendrical information in the Christian world. He argues that the scrolls indicate that a dispute about the correct calendar for dating festivals was one of the principal reasons for the separation of the authors of the scrolls from Jewish society.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415165136
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publication date:
10/15/1998
Series:
Dead Sea Scrolls Series
Pages:
148
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile:
1430L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Preface
Pt. IIntroduction to Biblical and post-biblical Calendars
1The Hebrew Bible3
2Sources Later Than the Hebrew Bible15
3Rabbinic Literature34
Pt. IIThe calendars in the Qumran texts
4The First Calendrical Hints43
5A History of Scholarship on the Qumran Calendars52
6The Calendrical Texts71
7Measuring and Symbolizing Longer Units of Time91
8Conclusions110
Notes117
Bibliography124
Index of subjects129
Index of references132

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