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The Dead Sea scrolls : a new translation

Author: Michael Owen Wise; Martin G Abegg; Edward M Cook
Publisher: San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, [1996] ©1996
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This landmark work comes from a new generation of Dead Sea Scrolls scholars. Wise, Abegg and Cook bring the long-inaccessible ancient scrolls of Qumran to life, translating and deciphering virtually every legible portion of the fragmented scrolls. This book contains: intriguing revelations about biblical history and the roots of Christianity; new stories about Abraham, Jacob, and Enoch--including a text explaining  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Owen Wise; Martin G Abegg; Edward M Cook
ISBN: 0060692006 9780060692001 0060692014 9780060692018
OCLC Number: 35017703
Notes: "A Tree Clause book."
Description: xiv, 513 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
A Dead Sea Scrolls time line --
Reading a Dead Sea Scroll --
How to read this book --
The Damascus document --
Tales of the Patriarchs --
Thanksgiving psalms --
A commentary on Habakkuk --
Charter of a Jewish sectarian association --
Charter for Israel in the last days --
Priestly blessings for the last days --
The war scroll --
The words of Moses --
The book of secrets --
Tongues of fire --
A vision of the new Jerusalem --
Festival prayers --
A list of buried treasure --
The copper scroll --
Apocryphal psalms --
A reworking of Genesis and Exodus --
Ordinances --
An account of the story of Samuel --
Commentaries on Isaiah --
A commentary on Hosea --
A commentary on Nahum --
Commentaries on psalms --
The last days : a commentary on selected verses --
A collection of Messianic proof texts --
A commentary on consoling passages in Scripture --
The last days : an interpretation of selected verses --
A lament for Zion --
The ages of the world --
A sectarian history --
Wiles of the wicked woman --
In praise of wisdom --
A horoscope written in code --
The book of giants --
The words of Levi --
The last words of Nahptali --
A parapharse of Genesis and Exodus --
Israel and the holy land --
Enoch and the watchers --
The healing of King Nabonidus --
The vision of Daniel --
A vision of the son of God --
The acts of a king --
A commentary on the law of Moses --
A commentary on Genesis --
Portions of sectarian law --
Ritual purity laws concerning liquidds --
Rule of initiation --
The ashes of the red heifer --
Ritual purity laws concerning menstration --
Laws concerning lots --
A liturgy of blessing and cursing --
Laws for purification --
Laws about gleaning --
The war of the Messiah --
The sage to the "children of dawn" --
The parable of the bountiful tree --
The phases of the moon --
A divination text (Brontologion) --
Calendar of the heavenly signs --
Synchronistic calendars --
An annalistic calendar --
Priestly service : Sabbath, month, and festival (year one) --
Priestly service : Sabbath, month, and festival (year four) --
Sabbaths and festivals of the year --
Priestly service as the seasons change --
Priestly rotation on the Sabbath --
Priestly service on the Passover --
Priestly service on new year's day --
A liturgical calendar --
False propehts in Israel --
An annotated law of Moses --
The inheritance of the firstborn, the Mesiah of David --
A sermon on the flood --
Stories about the tribes of Israel --
A discourse on the Exodus and conquest --
The test of a true prophet --
A Moses apocryphon --
Psalms of Joshua --
A collection of royal psalms --
An apocryphon of Elijah --
Prophetic Apocryphon --
God the creator --
Prayers for forgiveness --
A sectarian manifesto --
The songs of the Sabbath sacrafice --
Prayer of praise --
A liturgy --
The secret of the way things are --
A baptismal liturgy --
A commentary on Genesis and Exodus --
A collection of proverbs --
In praise of God's grace --
Hymns of thanksgiving --
Meditation of the sage --
In priase of king Jonathan --
Meditation on Israel's history --
Lives of the patriarchs --
The archangel Michael and King Zedekiah --
Assorted manuscripts --
The two ways --
A record of disciplinary action --
A prayer for deliverance --
A liturgy of thanksgiving --
Daily prayers --
The words of heavenly lights --
The songs of the sage for protection against evil spirits --
a purification ritual --
Redemption and resurrection --
A tale of Joshua --
The blessings of the wise --
The words of the archangel Michael --
The birth of the Chosen One --
The vision of Jacob --
An Apocryphon of Judah --
The last words of Joseph --
The last words of Kohath --
The vision of Amram --
Hur and Miriam --
The tale of Bagasraw --
The vision of the four trees --
A biblical chronology --
An exorcism --
An Aramaic horoscope --
An Aramaic text on the Persian Period --
A priestly vision --
Thanksgivings --
Apocryphal psalms of David --
An Aramaic translation of the book of Job --
Songs to disperse demons --
The coming of Melchizadek --
The temple scroll.
Other Titles: Dead Sea scrolls.
Responsibility: Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Jr., & Edward Cook.
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