The Laws of the Damascus Document: Sources, Traditions and Redaction

The Laws of the Damascus Document: Sources, Traditions and Redaction

by Charlotte Hempel, C. H. Hempel
     
 

The Damascus Document is a key text among the Dead Sea Scrolls. The last eight extant copies of this document have recently been published. This volume offers a first analysis of its legal part since the publication of all the evidence.See more details below

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The Damascus Document is a key text among the Dead Sea Scrolls. The last eight extant copies of this document have recently been published. This volume offers a first analysis of its legal part since the publication of all the evidence.

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'“This excellent monograph [...] consists of a detailed, perspicacious, and learned examination of the legal material contained in the Cairo Genizah version and Qumran fragments of the Damascus Document [...] warmly recommended to all students of Qumran law and of the communal structure of the Dead Sea Community.”'

Geza Vermes, Journal of Jewish Studies, 2003.

This is a sophisticated grappling with very difficult material and must be taken into account in all future descriptions of the history and organization of the movement reflected in the sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls.

George Brooke, Booklist of the Society for the Study of the Old Testament, 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004111509
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
06/05/1998
Series:
Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah Series, #29
Pages:
218
Product dimensions:
6.52(w) x 9.62(h) x 0.78(d)

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