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|Description:||xiii, 434 pages : color map ; 24 cm|
|Contents:||The story continued. Recent developments ; New discoveries --
Christian origins in the light of the Dead Sea scrolls. Facts and faith ; Anticipation and preparation ; John the Baptist ; The person and saving work of Jesus Christ ; The life and character of Jesus ; The teaching of Jesus : basic contrasts ; The teaching of Jesus : parallels ; The apostolic church ; Paul, John, and the rest of the New Testament --
Results for Old Testament studies. The text of the Historical Books, Psalms, and Wisdom Literature ; The text of the Prophetic Books ; General results for textual criticism ; Interpretation, composition, and dates ; The Apocrypha and other post-biblical works; languages and paleography --
The origin of the Qumran sect. The 390 years and the Kittim ; The Teacher of Righteousness and his contemporaries ; The land of Damascus ; The theories of Schonfield and Del Medico ; The theory of Roth and Driver; other evidence and arguments --
The identification of the sect. Pharisees? Sadducees? Samaritans? ; Essenes? Christians? Zealots? --
The beliefs of the sect. God, spirits, angels, and demons ; Man, sin, and salvation ; The two Messiahs ; Other Messianic titles and references ; The teacher of righteousness ; Things to come --
Organization and rites of the sect. Organization ; Rites ; The religious life --
Translations. The Genesis Apocryphon ; The rule of the congregation ; The benedictions ; The book of mysteries ; The scroll of prayers ; The prayer of Nabonidus ; The testimonia ; The florilegium ; The commentary on Genesis 49 ; The commentary on Psalm 37 ; The commentary on Isaiah 10-11 ; The commentary on Micah 1:5-7 ; The commentary on Nahum 2:11-13.
|Other Titles:||Dead Sea scrolls.|
|Responsibility:||by Millar Burrows.|
Evaluations and conclusions, historical and relgious significance of new fragments of the scrolls which have been found since 1955.
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