Recent Dead Sea Scrolls research pays much attention to the question which texts were seen as scriptures, in which forms scriptures as well as scriptural traditions were transmitted, how the scrolls can illuminate the gradual move from authoritative scriptural texts to canon, and which different kinds of scriptural interpretation are attested in the Dead Sea Scrolls. This volume contains twelve essays read at the seventh meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies that address these questions either broadly, or in relation to specific texts.
About the Author
George J. Brooke, Ph.D. Claremont, D.D. Oxford, is Rylands Professor of Biblical Criticism and Exegesis, University of Manchester, England. Amongst many other publications, especially on the Scrolls, he has co-edited The Significance of Sinai (Brill, 2008) and The Mermaid and the Partridge (Brill, 2011).Daniel K. Falk (Ph.D. Cambridge 1996) is Professor of Ancient Judaism and Biblical Studies at the University of Oregon. His is author of Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls (1998) and Parabiblical Texts (2007). Eibert J. C. Tigchelaar, Ph.D. (1994), University of Groningen, is Research Professor at the KU Leuven. Amongst other publications, mainly on the Scrolls, he has co-edited Qumran Cave 1 Revisited (Brill, 2010). Molly Zahn, Ph.D. (2009), University of Notre Dame, is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies at the University of Kansas. She is the author of Rethinking Rewritten Scripture: Composition and Exegesis in the 4QReworked Pentateuch Manuscripts (Brill, 2011).
Table of Contents
George J. Brooke, Scripture and Scriptural Tradition in Transmission: Light from the Dead Sea Scrolls Jonathan G. Campbell, Josephus’ Twenty-two Book Canon and the Qumran Scrolls Corrado Martone, All the Bibles We Need: The Impact of the Qumran Evidence on Biblical Lower Criticism John Elwolde, The Hodayot’s use of the Psalter: text-critical contributions (Book 4: Pss. 90-106) Hans Debel, Editions, Reworkings, and the Continuity of Tradition: Some Experimental Considerations on the Genesis ApocryphonMichael J. Lesley, Exegetical Wiles; 4Q184 as Scriptural Interpretation Mika S. Pajunen, The Prayer of Manasseh in 4Q381 and the Account of Manasseh in 2 Chronicles 33 Bilhah Nitzan, 4Q470 In Light of the Tradition of the Renewal of the Covenant Between God and Israel Hannah Harrington, How Does Intermarriage Defile the Sanctuary? Gudrun Holtz, Temple and Purification Rituals: From Torah to the Dead Sea Scrolls Albert L. A. Hogeterp, Relations to Gentiles in the Damascus Document and Biblical Tradition John Kampen, “Torah” and Authority in the Major Sectarian Rules Texts from Qumran