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The Dead Sea scriptures, in English translation

Author: Theodor Herzl Gaster
Publisher: Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press, 1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3d ed., rev. and enl.; Anchor books edView all editions and formats
This volume contains the translated text of the ancient Hebrew writings found in caves near the Dead Sea, plus separate introductions for each scroll as well as new translations of the Hymns and paraphrases of the Bible narratives by Professor Gaster, one of the world's leading Hebraists.

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Theodor Herzl Gaster
ISBN: 0385088590 9780385088596
OCLC Number: 2238130
Description: xvi, 580 pages ; 18 cm
Contents: I. The service of God --
Introduction --
The manual of discipline --
The 'Zadokite' document --
The letter of the Law: Ordinances --
A formulary of blessings --
II. The praise of God --
Introduction --
The hymn of the initiants --
The book of hymns --
Poems from a Qumran hymnal --
Laments for Zion --
Hymns of triumph --
III. The mercy of God --
Prayer for intercession --
IV. Glory to God in the highest --
The litany of the angels --
V. The Word of God --
A. Expositions of Scripture --
Introduction --
Isaiah --
Hosea --
Micah --
Nahum --
Habakkuk --
Psalm 37 --
Psalm 45 --
B. Everyman's Bible --
Introduction --
Memoirs of the patriarchs --
The oration of Moses VI. The triumph of God --
Introduction --
The war of the sons of light and the sons of darkness --
The rout of Belial: Scriptural predictions --
The coming doom --
Weal and woe: An exhortation --
The last jubilee: A sermon ('Melchizedek texts') --
The new covenant --
Manual of discipline for the future congregation of Israel --
"Thy kingdom come" / The Messianic King / Testimonia: proof-texts of the Messianic era / A Messianic florilegium / The wondrous child --
VII. Virtue --
The wooing of wisdom (Sirach 51.13ff) --
VIII. Vice --
The wiles of the harlot --
IX. Visions and testaments --
The last words of Amram --
X. Destiny --
The epochs of time --
Appendix: The copper scroll and the 'Prayer of Nabonidus.'
Other Titles: Dead Sea scrolls.
Responsibility: with an introuction and notes by Theodor H. Gaster.
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Presents translations of the ancient Hebrew documents which were discovered near the Dead Sea together with notes on their significance and biblical parallels.  Read more...


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