Discoveries in the Judaean Desert

Qumran Cave 4, XVII, Parabiblical texts, pt. 3

Author: George J. Brooke

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198269366

Category: Dead Sea scrolls

Page: 351

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Jesus and the Impurity of Spirits in the Synoptic Gospels

Author: Clinton Wahlen

Publisher: Mohr Siebeck

ISBN: 9783161483875

Category: Religion

Page: 272

View: 787

In this study, Clinton Wahlen sheds light on Jewish and early Christian reflections on spirits and demons and explores the relation between Judaism and early Christianity in the first century.

Qumran Cave 4

Parabiblical texts

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780198269366


Page: 351

View: 8314

A Teacher for All Generations

Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam

Author: Eric F. Mason

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004224084

Category: Religion

Page: 1098

View: 510

These essays honor James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. Essays from an international group of scholars address various topics in Second Temple Judaism and biblical studies.

The Parabiblical Texts

Strategies for Extending the Scriptures among the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Daniel K. Falk

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0567519880

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 6364

This book introduces the reader to a fascinating genre of writings that retell biblical narratives in various ways. They reflect the concerns and methods of early Jewish interpreters of Scripture. Daniel Falk surveys the content and major scholarly issues of three key examples: Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen), Reworked Pentateuch (4Q158, 364-5), and Commentary to Genesis (4Q252-4). Particular attention is paid to exploring why and how the authors interpret the Scriptural text in their distinctive ways. The book traces continuity and discontinuity with other Jewish and Christian traditions, and reflects on the significance of these texts for the status of Scripture and the boundary between Scripture and interpretation. Drawing on the latest research and reconstructions of the texts, and with extensive bibliographies, this is an authoritative guide for the student or the non-specialist scholar.

The Cave 4 Apocryphon of Jeremiah and the Qumran Jeremianic Traditions

Prophetic Persona and the Construction of Community Identity

Author: Kipp Davis

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004278443

Category: Religion

Page: 372

View: 9798

A careful reconsideration of the Apocryphon of Jeremiah C from Qumran and the Jeremianic traditions in the Qumran literature reveals the importance of Jeremiah's prophetic persona for the construction of community identity in periods of crisis.

Christ Among the Messiahs

Christ Language in Paul and Messiah Language in Ancient Judaism

Author: Matthew V. Novenson

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199844585

Category: Religion

Page: 256

View: 3063

Recent scholarship on ancient Judaism, finding only scattered references to messiahs in Hellenistic- and Roman-period texts, has generally concluded that the word ''messiah'' did not mean anything determinate in antiquity. Meanwhile, interpreters of Paul, faced with his several hundred uses of the Greek word for ''messiah,'' have concluded that christos in Paul does not bear its conventional sense. Against this curious consensus, Matthew V. Novenson argues in Christ among the Messiahs that all contemporary uses of such language, Paul's included, must be taken as evidence for its range of meaning. In other words, early Jewish messiah language is the kind of thing of which Paul's Christ language is an example. Looking at the modern problem of Christ and Paul, Novenson shows how the scholarly discussion of christos in Paul has often been a cipher for other, more urgent interpretive disputes. He then traces the rise and fall of ''the messianic idea'' in Jewish studies and gives an alternative account of early Jewish messiah language: the convention worked because there existed both an accessible pool of linguistic resources and a community of competent language users. Whereas it is commonly objected that the normal rules for understanding christos do not apply in the case of Paul since he uses the word as a name rather than a title, Novenson shows that christos in Paul is neither a name nor a title but rather a Greek honorific, like Epiphanes or Augustus. Focusing on several set phrases that have been taken as evidence that Paul either did or did not use christos in its conventional sense, Novenson concludes that the question cannot be settled at the level of formal grammar. Examining nine passages in which Paul comments on how he means the word christos, Novenson shows that they do all that we normally expect any text to do to count as a messiah text. Contrary to much recent research, he argues that Christ language in Paul is itself primary evidence for messiah language in ancient Judaism.

Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea scrolls


Author: Lawrence H. Schiffman,James C. VanderKam

Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195137972

Category: Religion

Page: 1132

View: 1526

For a Later Generation

The Transformation of Tradition in Israel, Early Judaism, and Early Christianity

Author: Randal A. Argall,Beverly Bow,Rodney Alan Werline,George W. E. Nickelsburg

Publisher: Trinity PressIntl


Category: Religion

Page: 333

View: 6592

Twenty-seven scholars gather to honor George Nickelsburg in this collection of essays that uses his methods to examine the reuse or reinterpretation of authoritative tradition in early Judaism and Christianity.


Author: Matthew J. Goff

Publisher: Society of Biblical Lit

ISBN: 1589837835

Category: Religion

Page: 388

View: 4982

The wisdom tradition of ancient Israel, represented in the Hebrew Bible by Proverbs, Job, and Ecclesiastes and in the Apocrypha by Ben Sira and the Wisdom of Solomon, is also well-attested in the texts from Qumran. 4QInstruction (1Q26, 4Q415–418, 4Q423), the largest wisdom text of the Dead Sea Scrolls, is considered a sapiential text primarily because of its explicit and insistent pedagogical nature. To make this significant wisdom text more widely available, this volume offers a critical edition, translation, and commentary on the main fragments of 4QInstruction. It examines particular texts of 4QInstruction as well as broader issues, including its date, genre, main themes, and place in Second Temple Judaism. Finally, in order to contextualize this pivotal work, 4QInstruction’s relationship to the sapiential and apocalyptic traditions is also explored.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible

The Oldest Known Bible Translated for the First Time into English

Author: Martin G. Abegg, Jr.,Peter Flint,Eugene Ulrich

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0062031120

Category: Religion

Page: 672

View: 5295

From the dramatic find in the caves of Qumran, the world's most ancient version of the Bible allows us to read the scriptures as they were in the time of Jesus.

Reading the Bible in Ancient Traditions and Modern Editions

Studies in Memory of Peter W. Flint

Author: Andrew B. Perrin,Kyung S. Baek,Daniel K. Falk

Publisher: SBL Press

ISBN: 9780884142546

Category: Religion

Page: 746

View: 3538

A collection of essays commemorating the career contributions of Peter W. Flint An international group of scholars specializing in various disciplines of biblical studies—Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Second Temple Judaism, and Christian origins—present twenty-seven new contributions that commemorate the career of Peter W. Flint (1951–2016). Each essay interacts with and gives fresh insight into a field shaped by Professor Flint’s life work. Part 1 explores the interplay between text-critical methods, the growth and formation of the Hebrew Scriptures, and the making of modern critical editions. Part 2 maps dynamics of scriptural interpretation and reception in ancient Jewish and Christian literatures of the Second Temple period. Features Essays that assess the state of the field and reflect on the methods, aims, and best practices for textual criticism and the making of modern critical text editions Demonstrations of how the processes of scriptural composition, transmission, and reception converge and may be studied together for mutual benefit Clarification of the state/forms of scripture in antiquity and how scripture was extended, rewritten, and recontextualized by ancient Jewish and Christian scribes and communities

From Qumran to Aleppo

A Discussion with Emanuel Tov about the Textual History of Jewish Scriptures in Honor of His 65th Birthday

Author: József Zsengellér,Emanuel Tov

Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht

ISBN: 3525530943

Category: Religion

Page: 202

View: 4901

International conference proceedings, Vienna, 2006.

The Text of Genesis 1-11

Textual Studies and Critical Edition

Author: Ronald S. Hendel

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195119614

Category: Religion

Page: 168

View: 4426

Ronald S. Hendel offers a careful and thorough re examination of the text of Genesis 1 11. He takes a strongly positive position on the value of the Septuagint as a reliable translation of its Hebrew parent text. This position is contrary to that taken in most existing studies of the text of Genesis, including some in standard editions and reference works. Nevertheless, Hendel shows, there is an accumulating mass of evidence indicating that his position is correct.Hendel begins with a discussion of theory and method, and points out the lessons to be learned from the new biblical manuscripts discovered at Qumran. He goes on to argue for the preparation of eclectic critical editions of books of the Hebrew Bible a task long pursued in Classical, New Testament, and Septuagint studies, but still highly controversial with respect to the Hebrew scriptures. The critical edition of Genesis 1 11 which follows is Hendel's first step toward such a comprehensive task.

Deciphering the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Jonathan G. Campbell

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470775254

Category: Religion

Page: 240

View: 3798

The second edition of this fascinating book is the ideal introduction to the importance of the Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran and their impact on our understanding of the rise of Christianity. Introduces the Qumran Scrolls to the uninitiated general reader. Explains how revolutionary the discovery of the Scrolls was and their enduring significance. Sets the Scrolls within the wider context of Jewish history and religion of the second temple period. Now expanded to include additional material about the scrolls themselves and recent theories about the community behind them. This book is not available from Blackwell in the United States and the Philippines.

Qumran Cave 1

Author: D. Barthélemy,J. T. Milik

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198263012

Category: Religion

Page: 165

View: 8340

Originally published in 1955, this volume is being reissued to make the entire series available to students and scholars of biblical and post-biblical Judaism and early Christianity.