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The Dead Sea scrolls : a new translation

Author: Michael Owen Wise; Martin G Abegg, Jr.; Edward M Cook
Publisher: [San Francisco] : HarperSanFrancisco, [2005]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Revised EditionView all editions and formats
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Presents a modern English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, containing an comprehensive portion the fragmented scrolls, and including never-before released texts and recently discovered writings about key Biblical prophets and ancestors.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Owen Wise; Martin G Abegg, Jr.; Edward M Cook
ISBN: 006076662X 9780060766627
OCLC Number: 60341070
Notes: "Translated and with commentary by Michael Wise"--Cover.
Description: xvi, 662 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: I. Prolegomena --
A Dead Sea Scrolls time line --
Reading a Dead Sea Scroll --
How to read this book --
II. Texts --
The Damascus document --
Tales of the Patriarchs --
Thanksgiving Psalms (The Thanksgiving Scroll) --
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 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, Geniza fragments, Mt. Athos Greek text --
The last words of Naphtali --
A paraphrase 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 --
Commentaries on Genesis --
Portions of sectarian law --
Ritual purity laws concerning liquids --
Rule of initiation --
The ashes of the red heifer --
Ritual purity laws concerning menstruation --
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 --
A reader's guide to the Qumran Calendar Texts --
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 --
The Sabbath 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 prophets in Israel --
An annotated law of Moses --
The inheritance of the firstborn, the Messiah 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 --
God the Creator --
Prayers for forgiveness --
A sectarian manifesto --
The Songs of the Sabbath sacrifice --
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 praise of King Jonathan --
Meditation on Israel's history --
Lies 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 the heavenly lights --
The songs of 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 Bagastraw --
The vision of the four trees --
A biblical chronology --
An exorcism --
An Aramaic horoscope --
An Aramaic text on the Persian period --
A priestly vision --
Thanksgiving --
Apocryphal Psalms of David --
An Aramaic translation of the book of Job --
Songs to disperse demons --
The coming of Melchizedek --
The temple scroll --
III. Epilogue.
Other Titles: Dead Sea scrolls.
Responsibility: Michael O. Wise, Martin G. Abegg Jr., and Edward M. Cook.

Abstract:

Presents a modern English translation of the Dead Sea Scrolls, containing an comprehensive portion the fragmented scrolls, and including never-before released texts and recently discovered writings about key Biblical prophets and ancestors.

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