Schiffman, Lawrence H.
Most widely held works by Lawrence H Schiffman
Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls ( Book )
20 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 1,474 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discovered in 1947 by a Bedouin shepherd, the Dead Sea Scrolls are a collection of 800 manuscripts nearly one thousand years older than any other writings of the Hebrew Scriptures. Ever since, these mysterious documents have raised many questions. What do the scrolls tell us about the people who wrote them? What information do they have about early Christianity and Second Temple Judaism? How do they confirm or contradict what we thought we knew about the Bible? Featuring 450 articles by an international community of scholars, the Encyclopedia is the definitive account of what we know about the Dead Sea Scrolls--their history, relevance, meaning, and the controversies that surround them. With contributions from 100 distinguished scholars representing diverse traditions and fields of learning, this volume offers the most comprehensive critical synthesis of current knowledge about the Dead Sea Scrolls. Along with viewing the works in their historical, archaeological, linguistic, and religious contexts, the archaeological evidence is explored and the methods used to date, document and preserve the manuscripts are explained. With extensive cross-references, blind entries and an index, this definitive reference work provides authoritative answers and information for all readers
Reclaiming the Dead Sea scrolls : the history of Judaism, the background of Christianity, the lost library of Qumran by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
16 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Because the Dead Sea Scrolls include the earliest known manuscripts of the Bible as well as Jewish documents composed just after the Hebrew biblical period, they contain a gold mine of information about the history of Judaism and the early roots and background of Christianity. Schiffman refocuses the controversy from who controls access to the Scrolls today to what the Scrolls tell us about the past. He challenges the prevailing notion of earlier Scrolls scholars that the Dead Sea Scrolls were proto-Christian, demonstrating instead their thorough-going Jewish character and their importance for understanding the history of Judaism. Schiffman shows us that the Scrolls library in the Dead Sea caves was gathered by a breakaway priestly sect that left Jerusalem in the aftermath of the Maccabean revolt. They were angry that their fellow Sadducees in the Temple were content to accommodate themselves to the victorious Hasmonaean rulers who had embraced the views of the Pharisees - forerunners of the talmudic rabbis. This loyal opposition, a band of pious Sadducee priests, retreated to the desert, taking up residence at Qumran. From this group, the Dead Sea sect developed. In addition to its own writings, the sect gathered the texts of related groups, placing them in its library along with numerous biblical and apocryphal texts. Those other works, some previously known, others unknown, were preserved here in the original Hebrew or Aramaic. Numerous prayer texts, either from the Dead Sea sect or other Jewish groups, were also preserved. Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls puts into perspective the triumph of rabbinic Judaism after the Jewish military defeat by Rome. Finally, Schiffman maintains that a true understanding of the Scrolls can improve relations between today's Jewish and Christian communities. --From publisher's description
The Hebrew Bible by Lawrence H Schiffman ( )
8 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A series of fourteen lectures outlining the history of the Hebrew Bible, known to Jews as the Tanakh and to Christians as the Old Testament, presented by scholar Lawrence H. Schiffman of New York University's Department of Hebrew and Jewish Studies
The Dead Sea scrolls at 60 scholarly contributions of New York University faculty and alumni by Ranieri Colloquium on Ancient Studies ( )
8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The courtyards of the house of the Lord studies on the Temple scroll by Lawrence H Schiffman ( )
10 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Already before its publication, it was clear that the Temple Scroll represented a major contribution to the history of Jewish law in late antiquity. This volume brings together the author's studies on this important scroll. He has sought to uncover the hermeneutics of the Zadokite/Sadducean legal system
Semitic papyrology in context a climate of creativity : papers from a New York University conference marking the retirement of Baruch A. Levine ( )
10 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 945 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the major and complicating - characteristics of the antique Middle East is the interconnection between the Semitic and Greco-Roman cultures. The current volume brings together studies which relate to the multi-cultural traditions of papyrus writing, with special attention regarding the linguistic, literary, and cultural features of these, often documentary texts.Originally presented at a conference in honour of the retirement of Professor Baruch A. Levine, Skirball Professor Emeritus of Biblical and Ancient Near Eastern Studies (New York University). Important for students of the Greco-Roman world and the Near East in Late Antiquity
Ki Baruch hu ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and Judaic studies in honor of Baruch A. Levine ( )
6 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dead Sea scrolls the truth behind the mystique by Lawrence H Schiffman ( )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dead Sea Scrolls are perhaps the most important archaeological discovery of the twentieth century. These lectures set before the public the real Dead Sea Scrolls, the most important collections of Jewish texts from the centuries before the rise of Christianity. Only through efforts to understand what the scrolls can teach us about the history of Judaism is it possible for us to learn what they have to teach us about the history of Christianity. Professor Schiffman leads the listener through the complex details of the Scrolls and their true meaning for the world
From text to tradition : a history of Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dead Sea scrolls and contemporary culture proceedings of the international conference held at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (July 6-8, 2008) ( )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This volume contains the proceedings of the international conference held at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem in July 2008 in honor of the 60th anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls
Who was a Jew? : rabbinic and Halakhic perspectives on the Jewish Christian schism by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Texts and traditions : a source reader for the study of Second Temple and rabbinic Judaism by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
5 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eschatological community of the Dead Sea scrolls : a study of the Rule of the congregation by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sectarian law in the Dead Sea scrolls : courts, testimony, and the penal code by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
7 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Qumran and Jerusalem : studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and the history of Judaism by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Halakhah at Qumran by Lawrence H Schiffman ( Book )
10 editions published in 1975 in English and Dutch and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Archaeology and history in the Dead Sea scrolls : the New York University conference in memory of Yigael Yadin ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Time to prepare the way in the wilderness : papers on the Qumran scrolls ( Book )
2 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Dead Sea scrolls fifty years after their discovery : proceedings of the Jerusalem Congress, July 20-25, 1997 by Jerusalem Congress ( Book )
7 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Go out and study the land" (Judges 18:2) : archaeological, historical, and textual studies in honor of Hanan Eshel ( Book )
5 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The volume contains the 22 papers presented to Hanan Eshel before his death, covering topics in archaeology, history, and textual studies, with a particular emphasis on aspects relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls, spanning the late Iron Age through late Antiquity
Antiquities Archaeology Bible Bible.--Old Testament Christianity and other religions--Judaism Christianity--Origin Conversion--Judaism Criticism, Textual Damascus document Dead Sea scrolls Excavations (Archaeology) Greek literature--Jewish authors Hermeneutics Israel Jewish converts Jewish law Jews Jews--Identity Judaism Judaism--Relations--Christianity Manuscripts, Semitic (Papyri) Middle East Middle East--Palestine Middle East--Wilderness of Judaea Paleography, Semitic Proselytizing--Judaism Qumran community Rabbinical literature Rule of the congregation Sabbath (Jewish law) Tannaim Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem) Temple scroll West Bank--Qumran Site Women (Jewish law)
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