Debating Qumran

Debating Qumran

by J Magness
     
 

ISBN-10: 9042913142

ISBN-13: 9789042913141

Pub. Date: 08/01/2003

Publisher: Peeters Publishing

Qumran has been the subject of recent controversy, with a number of scholars challenging Roland de Vaux's interpretation of the site as a sectarian settlement. In these updated and annotated essays, Jodi Magness examines various aspects of the archaeology of Qumran, including the architecture, pottery, cementery, and coins. She beliefs that de Vaux's interpretation is…  See more details below

Overview

Qumran has been the subject of recent controversy, with a number of scholars challenging Roland de Vaux's interpretation of the site as a sectarian settlement. In these updated and annotated essays, Jodi Magness examines various aspects of the archaeology of Qumran, including the architecture, pottery, cementery, and coins. She beliefs that de Vaux's interpretation is correct, and that the community that inhabitated Qumran should be identified with the Essenes mentioned in our ancient sources.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789042913141
Publisher:
Peeters Publishing
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion Series, #4
Pages:
210
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 9.46(h) x 0.58(d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1The community of Qumran in light of its pottery1
Ch. 2A villa at Khirbet Qumran?17
Ch. 3The chronology of the settlement at Qumran in the Herodian Period41
Ch. 4The chronology of Qumran, Ein Feshkha, and Ein el-Ghuweir49
Ch. 5Two notes on the archaeology of Qumran63
Ch. 6Communal meals and sacred space at Qumran81
Ch. 7Women at Qumran?113
Ch. 8Why scroll jars?151

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