Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah

Edited by George J. Brooke

Associate editors: Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar, Jonathan Ben-Dov and Alison Schofield

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0169-9962
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Shani L. Berrin

This systematic exegetical analysis of 4QpNah focuses upon “lemma/pesher correspondence.” Historical and literary analyses demonstrate the close relationship of the contemporising pesher interpretations to the biblical base-text of Nahum, in form, content, and language.
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53
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004124844
Publication date: 
July 2004
€174,00
$210.00

Carol A. Newsom

This volume investigates practices by which the Qumran community constituted itself as a sectarian society by reconstructing the identity of its members. Drawing on discourse and practice theory, the book analyzes the function of the Serek ha-Yahad and the Hodoyot in identity formation.
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52
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004138032
Publication date: 
July 2004
€183,00
$221.00

Edited by John J.Collins, Gregory E. Sterling and Ruth A. Clements

These essays focus on diverse aspects of the relationships between the Qumran wisdom texts and other Second Temple writings, and explore some of the puzzles raised by terms and concepts unique to the texts themselves.
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Volume: 
51
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004136700
Publication date: 
January 2004
€131,00
$159.00

Matthew J. Goff

This volume is devoted to 4QInstruction, the last lengthy text of the Dead Sea Scrolls to be officially published. It is also the largest wisdom text of this corpus. The central concern of this study is how this composition should be understood in relation to the sapiential and apocalyptic...
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Volume: 
50
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004135918
Publication date: 
October 2003
€131,00
$159.00

Ulrich Dahmen

A for the first time entire reconstruction and an examination of the great Psalms Scroll from Qumran shows this work to be a qumranic composition and an example for the reception of biblical texts and books in early judaism.
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Volume: 
49
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004132269
Publication date: 
June 2003
€167,00
$202.00

Edited by Esther G. Chazon with the collaboration of Ruth A. Clements and Avital Pinnick

These essays focus on various aspects of the history of Jewish liturgy and religious practice through the lens of recently published Dead Sea Scrolls. Topics range from communal worship, fast day rituals, and lamentation to magic, mysticism and thanksgiving.
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Volume: 
48
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004121621
Publication date: 
June 2003
€142,00
$171.00

Géza G. Xeravits

This book is the most recent examination of all those passages of the Qumran Library that are interested in the activity of persons appointed by God to play important role in the fulfillment of the eschatological events.
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Volume: 
47
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004128927
Publication date: 
November 2002
€127,00
$153.00

Edited by James R. Davila

A collection of authoritative and programmatic papers from an international conference on how the Dead Sea Scrolls advance our knowledge of the background of both rabbinic and noncanonical forms of Judaism, and of the origins and early development of Christianity.
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Volume: 
46
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Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004126787
Publication date: 
October 2002
€187,00
$226.00

Maxine L. Grossman

Thematic readings of the Damascus Document, in light of contemporary (audience-oriented) literary criticism, highlight the ideological structures of the text and allow for the development of an alternative approach to the history of ancient Jewish sectarianism.
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Volume: 
45
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004122529
Publication date: 
March 2002
€127,00
$153.00

Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar

This book suggests a reconstruction of the fragmentary Qumran sapiential text 4QInstruction. In addition it discusses a few cosmological, eschatological and sacerdotal fragments, as well as the relation of the composition to the Community Rule and the Thanksgiving Psalms (Hodayot).
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Volume: 
44
Format: 
Hardback
ISBN: 
9789004116788
Publication date: 
November 2001
€187,00
$226.00

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