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Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters
     

Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

by Timothy H. Lim
 

Lim examines scriptural interpretations found in the scrolls excavated from the caves of Qumran, arguably the greatest manuscript discovery in Palestine of the twentieth century. What was the ancient interpreters' attitude to the biblical texts? Did they consider them "sacred" in the sense that the words were the inviolable utterances of God? Or did they

Overview

Lim examines scriptural interpretations found in the scrolls excavated from the caves of Qumran, arguably the greatest manuscript discovery in Palestine of the twentieth century. What was the ancient interpreters' attitude to the biblical texts? Did they consider them "sacred" in the sense that the words were the inviolable utterances of God? Or did they modify and adapt them for their own purposes? After fifty years of intensive research it must be asked just how these scrolls shaped the study of Bible interpretation in the Second Temple Period.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198262060
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/01/1997
Pages:
240
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1560L (what's this?)

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