Eschatology, Messianism, And The Dead Sea Scrolls / Edition 1

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Overview

The New Testament is of prime importance for understanding early Jewish and Christian messianism and eschatology. Yet often the New Testament presumes a background and context of belief without fully articulating it. Early Jewish and Christian messianism and eschatology, after all, did not emerge in a vacuum; they developed out of early Jewish hopes that had their roots in the Old Testament. A knowledge of early Jewish literature, and especially of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran, is essential for understanding the shape of these ideas at the turn of the era.
In this book, the inaugural volume in the Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature series, Craig Evans and Peter Flint have assembled eight essays from outstanding scholars who address this issue from a variety of angles. After an introduction by the editors, successive essays deal with the Old Testament foundations of messianism; the figure of Daniel at Qumran; the Teacher of Righteousness; the expectation of the end in the Scrolls; and Jesus, Paul, and John seen in light of Qumran.
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Editorial Reviews

Choice
"This superb volume inaugurates a new series aimed at "readers of all levels." Based on this collection, well conceived and well edited by two faculty members at Trinity Western University, the series is off to an exceptionally auspicious beginning. Each of the eight authors...makes a sincere, honest, and almost always successful attempt to bridge the gap between specialist and general readers, and everyone else in between.... Whether readers choose to read the articles in order or sample them at various times, they will be richly rewarded with new insights into how the Dead Sea Scrolls, judiciously interpreted, increase our understanding of "end of the world" expectations and speculations in conjunction with, as well as independent of, Messianic figure(s). Warmly and unhesitatingly recommended for interested readers, and their libraries, at all levels."
Catholic Biblical Quarterly
Both the series and the institute promise to make valuable contributions to scholarship.
Bibliotheca Orientalis
A valuable and stimulating piece of work.
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Table of Contents

Introduction
Craig A. Evans and Peter W. Flint

Moses' Birth Story: A Biblical Matrix for Prophetic Messianism
Paul E. Hughes

The Redeeming King: Psalm 72's Contribution to the Messianic Ideal
Craig C. Broyles

The Daniel Tradition at Qumran
Peter W. Flint

Who Ascended to Heaven? 4Q491, 4Q427, and the Teacher of Righteousness
Martin G. Abegg, Jr.

The Expectation of the End in the Dead Sea Scrolls
John J. Collins

Jesus and the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran Cave 4
Craig A. Evans

Throne-Chariot Mysticism in Qumran and in Paul
James M. Scott

'And When That One Comes': Aspects of Johannine Messianism
Dietmar Neufeld

Discussion
Select Bibliography
Index of Ancient Literature
Index of Modern Authors

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