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Schiffman, Lawrence H.

Overview
Works: 101 works in 415 publications in 3 languages and 17,279 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  Conference papers and proceedings  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: BM487, 296.155
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Most widely held works by Lawrence H Schiffman
Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls( Book )

36 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,403 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 )

22 editions published between 1994 and 2009 in English and held by 1,308 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( )

9 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 1,195 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 : the truth behind the mystique by Lawrence H Schiffman( )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 747 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 )

9 editions published between 1989 and 1991 in English and held by 638 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Who was a Jew? : rabbinic and Halakhic perspectives on the Jewish Christian schism by Lawrence H Schiffman( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texts and traditions : a source reader for the study of Second Temple and rabbinic Judaism by Lawrence H Schiffman( Book )

8 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 451 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 )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 410 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sectarian law in the Dead Sea scrolls : courts, testimony, and the penal code by Lawrence H Schiffman( Book )

9 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qumran and Jerusalem : studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and the history of Judaism by Lawrence H Schiffman( Book )

7 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outside the Bible : ancient Jewish writings related to Scripture( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Hebrew Bible is only part of ancient Israel's writings. Another collection of Jewish works has survived from late- and post-biblical times, a great library that bears witness to the rich spiritual life of Jews in that period. This library consists of the most varied sorts of texts: apocalyptic visions and prophecies, folktales and legends, collections of wise sayings, laws and rules of conduct, commentaries on Scripture, ancient prayers, and much, much more. While specialists have studied individual texts or subsections of this library, Outside the Bible seeks for the first time to bring together all of its major components into a single collection, gathering portions of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Septuagint, the biblical apocrypha, and pseudepigrapha, and the writings of Philo of Alexandria and Josephus. The editors have brought together these diverse works in order to highlight what has often been neglected; their common Jewish background. For this reason the commentaries that accompany the texts devote special attention to their references to Hebrew Scripture and to issues of halakhah (Jewish law), their allusions to motifs and themes known from later Rabbinic writings in Talmud and Midrash, their evocation of recent or distant events in Jewish history, and their references to other texts in this collection. The work of more than seventy-one contributing experts in a range of fields, Outside the Bible offers new insights into the development of Judaism and early Christianity. This three-volume set of translations, introductions, and detailed commentaries is a must for scholars, students, and anyone interested in this great body of ancient Jewish writings. The collection includes a general introduction and opening essays, new and revised translations, and detailed introductions, commentaries, and notes that place each text in its historical and cultural context. A timeline, tables, and a general index complete the set."--
Archaeology and history in the Dead Sea scrolls : the New York University conference in memory of Yigael Yadin( Book )

14 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Time to prepare the way in the wilderness : papers on the Qumran scrolls( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and German and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ki Baruch hu : ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and Judaic studies in honor of Baruch A. Levine by William W Hallo( Book )

12 editions published in 1999 in 3 languages and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The courtyards of the house of the Lord : studies on the Temple scroll by Lawrence H Schiffman( Book )

13 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 165 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
The Dead Sea scrolls at 60 : scholarly contributions of New York University faculty and alumni by Shani Tzoref( Book )

15 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Judean desert scrolls and the history of Judaism and Christianity The traditional roots of priestly messianism at Qumran The Dead Sea Scrolls and Jewish biblical interpretation in antiquity: a multi-generic perspective Zoroastrianism and Qumran The Judean desert documents as a regional sub-tradition in Aramaic common law Law and exegesis in the Dead Sea Scrolls: the Sabbath carrying prohibition in comparative perspective On the identification of some two Greek fragments of 1 Enoch The Copper Scroll (3Q15): a reconsideration Quotidian documents from the Judean desert Qumran Hebrew (with a trial cut [1QS]) Sectarians and householders What is a scriptural text in the Second Temple period? : texts between their biblical past, their inner-biblical interpretation, their reception in Second Temple literature, and their textual witnesses The "hidden" and the "revealed": esotericism, election, and culpability in Qumran and related literature Lawrence H. Schiffman -- Joseph L. Angel -- Moshe J. Bernstein -- Yaakov Elman -- Andrew D. Gross -- Alex P. Jassen -- Erik W. Larson -- Judith K. Lefkovits -- Baruch A. Levine -- Gary A. Rendsburg -- Alexei M. Sivertsev -- Mark S. Smith -- Shani Tzoref
Semitic papyrology in context : a climate of creativity : papers from a New York University conference marking the retirement of Baruch A. Levine( Book )

16 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The Dead Sea scrolls and contemporary culture : proceedings of the international conference held at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem (July 6-8, 2008) by Shani Tzoref( Book )

13 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some thoughts at the close of the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert Publication Project / Emanuel Tov -- The Groningen hypothesis revisited / Florentino Garcia Martinez -- 1QS 6:2c-4a -- satellites or precursors of the Yaḥad? / Charlotte Hempel -- What kind of sect was the Yaḥad?: a comparative approach / Eyal Regev -- The pre-history of the Qumran community with a reassessment of CD 1:5-11 / James C. Vanderkam -- The Elohistic psalter and the writing of divine names at Qumran / Jonathan Ben-Dov -- Non-Masoretic variant readings in the Hebrew University Isaiah scroll (1QIsab) and the text to be translated / Peter W. Flint -- Clearer insight into the development of the Bible -- a gift of the scrolls / Eugene Ulrich -- Biblical interpretation in the Dead Sea scrolls: looking back and looking ahead / Moshe J. Bernstein -- Revelation and perspicacity in Qumran hermeneutics? / James H. Charlesworth -- The Genesis apocryphon: a chain of traditions / Esther Eshel -- From paratext to commentary / Armin Lange -- Enochic Judaism: an assessment / John J. Collins -- Between Qumran sectarian and non-sectarian texts: the case of Belial and Mastema / Devorah Dimant -- Which is older, Jubilees or the Genesis apocryphon?: an exegetical approach / James Kugel -- Pseudepigraphy and first person discourse in the Dead Sea documents: from the Aramaic texts to writings of the Yaḥad / Loren Stuckenbruck -- Ritual purity / Hannah K. Harrington -- Dogs and chickens at Qumran / Jodi Magness -- Creative interpretation and integrative interpretation in Qumran / Vered Noam -- The price of mediation: the role of priests in the priestly halakhah / Cana Werman -- From Jesus to the early Christian communities: modes of sectarianism in the light of the Dead Sea scrolls / George J. Brooke -- The Gabriel revelation / Israel Knohl -- Nascent Christianity between sectarian and broader Judaism: lessons from the Dead Sea scrolls / Serge Ruzer -- Rethinking gender in the community rule: an experiment
"Go out and study the land" (Judges 18:2) : archaeological, historical, and textual studies in honor of Hanan Eshel( Book )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 114 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
Studies in medieval Jewish intellectual and social history : festschrift in honor of Robert Chazan by Elliot R Wolfson( Book )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thirteen leading scholars offer a fresh look at four key topics in medieval Jewish studies: the history of Jewish communities in Western Christendom, Jewish-Christian interactions in medieval Europe, medieval Jewish Biblical exegesis and religious literature, and historical representations of medieval Jewry
 
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Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls
Alternative Names
Lawrence Schiffman American historian

Lawrence Schiffman Amerikaans historicus

Schiffman, L.H.

Schiffman, Lawrence

Schiffman, Lawrence 1948-

Schiffman, Lawrence H.

Schiffman, Lawrence Harvey 1948-

Schiffman, Yhwdah

Schifman, Yehudah

Schifman Yehudah 1948-....

Shifman, Yehudah.

Shifman, Yehudah 1948-

Šīfman, Yěhūdah

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Шиффман, Иегуда

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Reclaiming the Dead Sea scrolls : the history of Judaism, the background of Christianity, the lost library of QumranFrom text to tradition : a history of Second Temple and Rabbinic JudaismTexts and traditions : a source reader for the study of Second Temple and rabbinic JudaismThe eschatological community of the Dead Sea scrolls : a study of the Rule of the congregationSectarian law in the Dead Sea scrolls : courts, testimony, and the penal codeQumran and Jerusalem : studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and the history of JudaismTime to prepare the way in the wilderness : papers on the Qumran scrollsKi Baruch hu : ancient Near Eastern, biblical, and Judaic studies in honor of Baruch A. Levine