The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community.
Author: Hartmut Stegemann
Northwest of the Dead Sea, twelve kilometers to the south of Jericho and thirty-two kilometers north of the En-gedi Oasis, lie the ruins of a community long known to the Bedouins as 'Khirbet Qumran'. The nearly 900 original manuscript fragments found in caves near the site between 1947 and 1956 have fundamentally altered our view of ancient Judaism. The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann deciphers the meaning of the historical facts regarding the Qumran community and answers in an understandable and exciting way many of the questions that have provoked sensational speculation in the press since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement itself and paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there. He probes similarities and differences between Essene baptism, commemorative meals, and eschatology and their early Christian counterparts. He also explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today.
Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book.
Author: Frank Moore Cross
Publisher: Burns & Oates
The discovery of manuscripts and papyri in the Judaean desert has not ceased. Nor have all of the texts which have come to light been published; however, the history of their discovery and much of their content and significance can be described. This is done in this book. In place of the many unbridled speculations that have been spread abroad in certain publications, this volume gives a sober and objective account by a scholar who has taken a leading part in the editing and evaluation of the Qumran texts. The form of the book is shaped by its origin in the Haskell Lectures. Each lecture, after the first chapter recounting the history of the finds, deals with a single, but major area of scroll research. Each records an attempt to achieve in a given area a synthesis, or at least a systematic interepretation of the facts now available. Old and new, published and unpublished data are drawn upon. The text of the lectures has been expanded by very extensive footnoting. The notes are written at two levels: most contain technical discussion, especially at points where unpublished material or unpublished views are alluded to in the text; at the same time a number of explanatory notes are directed to the reader with less background in the field.
The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”
Author: Sidnie White Crawford
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Concept of a Library explores the important question of whether or not the manuscripts found in the eleven caves near Qumran can be characterized as a “library.”
Qumran are only part of the “library” of Qumran. Indeed, we are sure that a lot of
manuscripts disappeared, because many tiny fragments have been discovered,
and for those that preserve words, it remains difficult to identify the document or to
Author: Alexander Kulik
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
The Jewish culture of the Hellenistic and early Roman periods established a basis for all monotheistic religions, but its main sources have been preserved to a great degree through Christian transmission. This Guide is devoted to problems of preservation, reception, and transformation of Jewish texts and traditions of the Second Temple period in the many Christian milieus from the ancient world to the late medieval era. It approaches this corpus not as an artificial collection of reconstructed texts--a body of hypothetical originals--but rather from the perspective of the preserved materials, examined in their religious, social, and political contexts. It also considers the other, non-Christian, channels of the survival of early Jewish materials, including Rabbinic, Gnostic, Manichaean, and Islamic. This unique project brings together scholars from many different fields in order to map the trajectories of early Jewish texts and traditions among diverse later cultures. It also provides a comprehensive and comparative introduction to this new field of study while bridging the gap between scholars of early Judaism and of medieval Christianity.
ment at Qumran is still accurate: "Khirbet Qumran is not a village or a group of
houses; it is the establishment of a community. ... For a discussion of the "
scriptorium" in 13O see Katharine Greenleaf Pedley, "The Library at Qumran,"
Revue de ...
Author: Jodi Magness
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
This is an account of the archaeology, meaning, and controversies surrounding the Dead Seas Scrolls and the archaeological site of Qumran where they were found.
THE QUMRAN DEAD SEA SCROLLSLIBRARY OR MANUSCRIPT CORPUS ? *
Armin Lange University of Vienna Since F.M. Cross wrote his book “ The Ancient
Library of Qumran and Modern Biblical Studies ” it has more or less been taken ...
Author: Emile Puech
Publisher: Studies on the Texts of the De
This volume honouring Émile Puech contains nineteen essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls, including three important ones on 4QMMT and two on resurrection and afterlife.
Chapter 9 : The Teacher of Righteousness and Expectations of the End Days 1.
Robert Feather , The Mystery of the Copper Scroll of Qumran ( Inner Traditions ,
2003 ) . 2. Frank Moore Cross , The Ancient Library of Qumran ( Anchor , 1961 ...
Author: Robert Feather
Publisher: Watkins Publishing
"An examination of the early, mysterious Essene community at Qumran that links it with John the Baptist, Jesus, and the beginnings of Christianity"--Provided by publisher.
It is possible , of course , that these were simply books in a library with no direct
relation to or influence on the life of the Qumran people . ' But if one assumes that
the Rule of the Community ( 1QS ) was the rule by which the community at ...
Author: Eugene Charles Ulrich
Publisher: Supplements to Vetus Testament
With contributions by many of his colleagues and former students, this volume pays homage to Eugene Ulrich, Chief Editor of the Cave 4 Biblical Scrolls and a foremost expert on the Biblical Scrolls, the Canon of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, and the Septuagint. In line with Professor Ulrich s areas of scholarship and interest, the almost 30 essays are grouped in three main sections: The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament (including the Biblical Scrolls from the Judaean Desert); Qumran and the Non-Biblical Scrolls from the Judaean Desert; and the Septuagint and Other Ancient Versions. The volume includes a tribute to Eugene Ulrich and ends with a cumulative bibliography and several useful indices.