Qumrân Cave 4: The Sapiential Texts

Qumrân Cave 4: The Sapiential Texts

by Torleif Elgvin, Menachem Kister, Timothy Lim, Bilhah Nitzan
     
 

This volume contains a collection of previously unknown compositions from the Second Temple period found in Cave 4 at Qumran. The specialized terminology used in these works allows them to be classified as sapiential (or instructional) literature. As such, they are part of the larger genre of wisdom literature, common in the Ancient Near East. These compositions,

Overview

This volume contains a collection of previously unknown compositions from the Second Temple period found in Cave 4 at Qumran. The specialized terminology used in these works allows them to be classified as sapiential (or instructional) literature. As such, they are part of the larger genre of wisdom literature, common in the Ancient Near East. These compositions, including work such as Mysteries, Ways of Righteousness, and Admonitory Parable, enhance our understanding of the keen interest in theological and ethical issues both of the Qumran community specifically and of Second Temple period Judaism in general.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780198269380
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
11/13/1997
Series:
Discoveries in the Judaean Desert Series, #20
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
12.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.80(d)

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