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The Dead Sea Scrolls And The Origins Of The Bible

The Dead Sea Scrolls And The Origins Of The Bible

by Eugene Ulrich
     
 

ISBN-10: 0802846114

ISBN-13: 9780802846112

Pub. Date: 06/01/1999

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing


The Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran provide the oldest, best, and most direct witness we have to the origins of the Hebrew Bible. Prior to the discovery of the Scrolls, scholars had textual evidence for only a single, late period in the history of the biblical text, leading them to believe that the text was uniform. The Scrolls, however, provide documentary evidence

Overview


The Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran provide the oldest, best, and most direct witness we have to the origins of the Hebrew Bible. Prior to the discovery of the Scrolls, scholars had textual evidence for only a single, late period in the history of the biblical text, leading them to believe that the text was uniform. The Scrolls, however, provide documentary evidence a thousand years older than all previously known Hebrew manuscripts and reveal a period of pluriformity in the biblical text prior to the stage of uniformity.

In this important collection of studies, Eugene Ulrich, one of the world's foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, outlines a comprehensive theory that reconstructs the complex development of the ancient texts that eventually came to form the Old Testament. Several of the essays set forth his pioneering theory of "multiple literary editions," which is replacing older views of the origins of the biblical text.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible represents the leading edge of research in the exciting field of Scrolls studies.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780802846112
Publisher:
Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
Publication date:
06/01/1999
Series:
Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature Series
Pages:
328
Sales rank:
875,681
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

    PART 1: THE SCROLLS AND THE HEBREW BIBLE

  1. The Community of Israel and the Composition of the Scriptures
  2. The Bible in the Making: The Scriptures at Qumran
  3. Double Literary Editions of Biblical Narratives and Reflections on Determining the Form to Be Translated
  4. The Canonical Process, Textual Criticism, and Latter Stages in the Composition of the Bible
  5. Pluriformity in the Biblical Text, Text Groups, and Questions of Canon
  6. Multiple Literary Editions: Reflections Toward a Theory of the History of the Biblical Text
  7. The Palaeo-Hebrew Biblical Manuscripts from Qumran Cave 4
  8. Orthography and Text in 4QDan a and 4QDan b and in the Received Masoretic Text
  9. PART 2: THE SCROLLS, THE SEPTUAGINT, AND THE OLD LATIN

  10. The Septuagint Manuscripts from Qumran: A Reappraisal of Their Value
  11. Josephus’s Biblical Text for the Books of Samuel
  12. Origen’s Old Testament Text: The Transmission History of the Septuagint to the Third Century C.E.
  13. The Relevance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Hexaplaric Studies
  14. The Old Latin Translation of the LXX and the Hebrew Scrolls from Qumran
  15. Characteristics and Limitations of the Old Latin Translation of the Septuagint

Acknowledgments
Index of Modern Authors
Index of Ancient Literature

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