The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community.
Author: Hartmut Stegemann
Northwest of the Dead Sea, twelve kilometers to the south of Jericho and thirty-two kilometers north of the En-gedi Oasis, lie the ruins of a community long known to the Bedouins as 'Khirbet Qumran'. The nearly 900 original manuscript fragments found in caves near the site between 1947 and 1956 have fundamentally altered our view of ancient Judaism. The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann deciphers the meaning of the historical facts regarding the Qumran community and answers in an understandable and exciting way many of the questions that have provoked sensational speculation in the press since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement itself and paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there. He probes similarities and differences between Essene baptism, commemorative meals, and eschatology and their early Christian counterparts. He also explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today.
Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book.
Author: Frank Moore Cross
Publisher: Burns & Oates
The discovery of manuscripts and papyri in the Judaean desert has not ceased. Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book. In place of the many unbridled speculations that have been spread abroad in certain publications, this volume gives a sober and objective account by a scholar who has taken a leading part in the editing and evaluation of the Qumran texts. The form of the book is shaped by its origin in the Haskell Lectures. Each lecture, after the first chapter recounting the history of the finds, deals with a single, but major area of scroll research. Each records an attempt to achieve in a given area a synthesis, or at least a systematic interepretation of the facts now available. Old and new, published and unpublished data are drawn upon. The text of the lectures has been expanded by very extensive footnoting. The notes are written at two levels: most contain technical discussion, especially at points where unpublished material or unpublished views are alluded to in the text; at the same time a number of explanatory notes are directed to the reader with less background in the field.
The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”
Author: Sidnie White Crawford
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”
Discusses the "Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship" exhibition at the Library of Congress (LC) in Washington, D.C. Posts an exhibit overview; photos; and information on the Dead Sea region, ...
Online version of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress from June 17 to July 16, 1992.
Even though a variety of literary genres are represented, “the library of Qumran
displays a remarkable homogeneity,” exhibiting a special literary and religious
character.93 The nature of this collection is that of a true library, rather than an ...
Author: Alison Schofield
Since the discovery of the Cave 4 versions of "The Community Rule" (Serekh ha-Yaad or S), scholars have been perplexed about its complex textual history. This book offers a fresh, broader model for reading "S" that better accounts for the long and diverse history behind the text.
Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls: The History of
Judaism, the Back- ground of Christianity, the Lost Library of Qumran (
Philadelphia: Jewish Publication Society, 1994), 223–41; Maurya P. Horgan,
Pesharim: Qumran ...
Author: Kristin De Troyer
Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit
How did ancient scribes interpret their own reality by means of scriptural exegesis? The essays in this volume explore this question from various perspectives by examining the earliest known exegetical texts of Jewish origin, namely, the exegetical texts from the Qumran library. Scholars have debated the precise nature of the exegetical techniques used in the Qumran texts. To bring clarity to the discussion, this book analyzes the phenomenon of reading the present in the Qumran library and asks how far comparable phenomena can be observed in authoritative literature in ancient Israel and Judah, in the textual tradition of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, in ancient Judaism, and in early Christian literature. --From publisher's description.
Universally acknowledged as the dean of New Testament scholarship, Brown brings a lifetime of teaching and research to bear in his landmark overview of the New Testament.
Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman
Publisher: Anchor Bible
Dead Sea Scrolls expert Lawrence H. Schiffman shifts attention away from the sensationalism surrounding who has control of the scrolls by focusing on how these texts shed light on the history of Judaism and early Christianity.
In this volume, the authors ask of the documents of the Dead Sea Library found at Qumran a simple question: how does each participate in a single Judaic religious system?
Author: Alan J. Avery-Peck
In this volume, the authors ask of the documents of the Dead Sea Library found at Qumran a simple question: how does each participate in a single Judaic religious system? Their analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls describes how diverse writings stand for a religious system possessed of integrity and wisdom.