The Library of Qumran

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.

The Library of Qumran

Author: Hartmut Stegemann

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004112100

Page: 285

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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.

The Ancient Library of Qumran

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.

The Ancient Library of Qumran

Author: Frank Moore Cross

Publisher: Burns & Oates

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Page: 204

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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.

Reading the Present in the Qumran Library

To bring clarity to the discussion, this book analyzes the phenomenon of reading the present in the Qumran library and asks how far comparable phenomena can be observed in authoritative literature in ancient Israel and Judah, in the textual ...

Reading the Present in the Qumran Library

Author: Kristin De Troyer

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589831500

Page: 236

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How did ancient scribes interpret their own reality by means of scriptural exegesis? The essays in this volume explore this question from various perspectives by examining the earliest known exegetical texts of Jewish origin, namely, the exegetical texts from the Qumran library. Scholars have debated the precise nature of the exegetical techniques used in the Qumran texts. To bring clarity to the discussion, this book analyzes the phenomenon of reading the present in the Qumran library and asks how far comparable phenomena can be observed in authoritative literature in ancient Israel and Judah, in the textual tradition of the Hebrew and Greek Bible, in ancient Judaism, and in early Christian literature. --From publisher's description.

Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls

Discusses the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls in understanding the history of Judaism, and argues that they reveal how Christianity emerged from ancient Judaism

Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman

Publisher: Jewish Publication Society of America

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Page: 529

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Discusses the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls in understanding the history of Judaism, and argues that they reveal how Christianity emerged from ancient Judaism

Scrolls from the Dead Sea

Online version of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress from June 17 to July 16, 1992.

Scrolls from the Dead Sea

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Online version of an exhibition held at the Library of Congress from June 17 to July 16, 1992.

Scrolls from the Dead Sea

Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The ancient library of Qumran and modern scholarship is an exhibition of the Library of Congress ̣The online exhibit includes images of 12 scroll fragments and 29 other objects loaned by the Israel Antiquities ...

Scrolls from the Dead Sea

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Scrolls from the Dead Sea: The ancient library of Qumran and modern scholarship is an exhibition of the Library of Congress ̣The online exhibit includes images of 12 scroll fragments and 29 other objects loaned by the Israel Antiquities Authority for the original exhibition ̣It describes the historical context of the scrolls and the Qumran community from whence they may have originated; it also relates the story of their discovery 20̓00 years later.

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library

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.”

The Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran and the Concept of a Library

Author: Sidnie White Crawford

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004305068

Page: 356

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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.”

Dead Sea Scrolls Qumran Library

Features the Qumran Library from the exhibition "Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship" at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Includes photographs of and information on the scrolls and ...

Dead Sea Scrolls  Qumran Library

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Features the Qumran Library from the exhibition "Scrolls From the Dead Sea: The Ancient Library of Qumran and Modern Scholarship" at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. Includes photographs of and information on the scrolls and scroll fragments recovered in the Qumran environs dating from the third century B.C.E. to 68 C.E.