Wisdom Texts from Qumran

Wisdom Texts from Qumran

by Daniel Harrington S. J.
     
 

This study is the first full analysis of the Qumran wisdom texts. New translations and a full explanation of the background and context of wisdom literature introduce the reader to an important and hitherto little discussed part of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
After surveying biblical and extrabiblical wisdom books, the author considers the best and most fully

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This study is the first full analysis of the Qumran wisdom texts. New translations and a full explanation of the background and context of wisdom literature introduce the reader to an important and hitherto little discussed part of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
After surveying biblical and extrabiblical wisdom books, the author considers the best and most fully preserved wisdom texts from Qumran. The centrepiece of the book is a discussion of the large wisdom instruction known as Sapiential Work A. Also, the author reflects on the relevance of those texts for the study of early Judaism and Christianity. An appendix treats the Ben Sira scroll from Masada.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415139069
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/22/1996
Series:
Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls Series
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series editor's preface
Acknowledgements
1Introduction to Wisdom at Qumran1
2Israel's Wisdom Tradition6
3Biblical Wisdom Texts and Targums at Qumran14
4Wisdom in the Psalms Scroll from Cave 1123
5Folly and Wisdom in 4Q184-18531
6A Large Wisdom Instruction (Sapiential Work A)40
7Other Qumran Wisdom Instructions60
8"Sectarian" Wisdom75
9Wisdom Texts from Qumran and Early Judaism81
10Wisdom Texts from Qumran and Early Christianity87
AppendixThe Ben Sira Scroll from Masada93
Bibliographical essay102
Bibliography104
Index of subjects111
Index of references114

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