Qumran and Jerusalem : studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and the history of Judaism (Book, 2010) [WorldCat.org]
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Qumran and Jerusalem : studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and the history of Judaism

Author: Lawrence H Schiffman
Publisher: Grand Rapids, Mich. : William B. Eerdmans, 2010.
Series: Studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and related literature.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Major changes are occurring in our understanding of the fascinating texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their significance for the study of the history of Judaism and Christianity. One of the most significant changes -- that one cannot study Qumran without Jerusalem nor Jerusalem without Qumran -- is explored in this important volume. Although the Scrolls preserve the peculiar ideology of the Qumran sect, much of the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lawrence H Schiffman
ISBN: 9780802849762 0802849768
OCLC Number: 444874426
Description: xx, 483 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The Qumran scrolls and rabbinic Judaism --
The scholarly controversy. The many "battles of the scrolls" --
Literary genres and languages of the Judean scrolls --
Halakhah and history : the contribution of the Dead Sea scrolls to recent scholarship --
History, politics, and the formation of the sect. Community without temple : the Qumran community's withdrawal from the Jerusalem Temple --
Political leadership and organization in the Dead Sea scrolls community --
The new halakhic letter (4QMMT) and the origins of the Dead Sea sect --
The place of 4QMMT in the corpus of Qumran manuscripts --
Jewish law at Qumran. Legal texts in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Codification of Jewish law in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Pre-Maccabean halakhah in the Dead Sea scrolls and the biblical tradition --
Contemporizing halakhic exegesis in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Halakhic elements in 4QInstruction --
Religious outlook of the Qumran sectarians. The early history of Jewish liturgy and the Dead Sea scrolls --
The concept of covenant in the Qumran scrolls and rabbinic literature --
Holiness and sanctity in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Messianic figures and ideas in the Qumran scrolls --
The concept of restoration in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Jerusalem in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Qumran sectarians and others. The Pharisees and their legal traditions according to the Dead Sea scrolls --
Pharisees and Sadducees in Pesher Nahum --
Inter- or intra-Jewish conflict? : the Judaism of the Dead Sea scrolls community and its opponents --
Non-Jews in the Dead Sea scrolls --
Language and literature. Pseudepigrapha in the Pseudepigrapha : mythical books in Second Temple literature --
Second Temple literature and the Cairo Genizah --
Inverting reality : the Dead Sea scrolls in the popular media.
Series Title: Studies in the Dead Sea scrolls and related literature.
Responsibility: Lawrence H. Schiffman.

Abstract:

"Major changes are occurring in our understanding of the fascinating texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their significance for the study of the history of Judaism and Christianity. One of the most significant changes -- that one cannot study Qumran without Jerusalem nor Jerusalem without Qumran -- is explored in this important volume. Although the Scrolls preserve the peculiar ideology of the Qumran sect, much of the material also represents the common beliefs and practices of the Judaism of the time. Here Lawrence Schiffman mines these incredible documents to reveal their significance for the reconstruction of the history of Judaism. His investigation brings to life a period of immense significance for the history of the Western world. Though many of the essays here have been previously published, all have been substantially revised."--From publisher description.

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