Qumran origins and apocalypticism

Author: Florentino García Martínez
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004155695
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

The author's influential articles on the Origins of the Qumran Community (the co-called “Groningen Hypothesis”) and on Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls are now collected in one volume, including translations of essays that were written in Spanish and French.

Qumranica Minora I

Author: Florentino García Martínez
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047419099
Release Date: 2007-02-26
Genre: Religion

The author’s influential articles on the Origins of the Qumran Community (the co-called “Groningen Hypothesis”) and on Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls are now collected in one volume, including translations of essays that were written in Spanish and French.

Qumranica Minora II

Author: Florentino Garc-A Mart-Nez
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789004156838
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Religion

This collection of essays by Florentino Garcia Martinez, includes studies on the interpretation of biblical texts in the Scrolls, priestly functions in a community without temple, Messianism, magic, wisdom, sonship, and the "other" in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Qumranica Minora II

Author: Florentino García Martínez
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9789047419174
Release Date: 2007-02-26
Genre: Religion

This collection of essays by Florentino García Martínez, includes studies on the interpretation of biblical texts in the Scrolls, priestly functions in a community without temple, Messianism, magic, wisdom, sonship, and the “other” in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Forthcoming Books

Author: R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography
Publisher:
ISBN: 00158119
Release Date: 1999
Genre: United States Imprints


The Semantics of Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew

Author: James K. Aitken
Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers
ISBN: UOM:39015075637838
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Foreign Language Study

Blessings and curses represent complex social and theological phenomena, and challenge our linguistic and conceptual understandings of the society in which they are used. This volume gathers together the semantic information for the words used in ancient Hebrew (including inscriptions, Ben Sira and Qumran) for the field of 'blessing and cursing'. Since semantics must take into account the context in which the words are used, Part 1 surveys different approaches to the understanding of blessing and cursing in Israelite religion and society, and the anthropological and linguistic approaches taken in interpreting them. The relevance of these approaches to a semantic study is noted, and a summary of the second part of the volume is given. Part 2 is a detailed presentation of the data for each word, including discussion of the root, morphology, translations in the ancient versions, position within the semantic field and scholarly literature. The aim is to provide as full a treatment as possible for a semantic interpretation of the field. The volume has been produced as part of the international project, the Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database.

The Purity Texts

Author: Hannah Harrington
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567468772
Release Date: 2006-12-14
Genre: Religion

Purity Texts is a handbook that gathers the data of the Dead Sea Scrolls on ritual purity and analyzes it systematically as part of a coherent ideology. After a general introduction and an examination of individual texts for the contribution of each to the subject of purity, the book devotes a chapter to each of the impurities discussed in the Scrolls: death, leprosy, bodily discharges and outsiders. In each of these chapters, emphasis is placed on the large amount of congruence of the Qumran texts with each other on the subject of purity and the similarities and differences between the Qumran texts and other sources of ancient Judaism. The contributors to the Companion to the Qumran Scrolls series take account of all relevant and recently published texts and provide extensive bibliographies. The books in the series are authoritatively written in accessible language and are ideal for students and non-specialist scholars. Companion to the Qumran Scrolls, volume 5

Scribal Practices and Approaches Reflected in the Texts Found in the Judean Desert

Author: Emanuel Tov
Publisher: Brill Academic Pub
ISBN: 9004140018
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Architecture

This handbook describes the scribal features of the Dead Sea Scrolls written in Hebrew, Greek, and Aramaic. The findings have major implications for the study of the scrolls and the understanding of their relationship to scribal traditions in Israel and elsewhere.

The Bible as book

Author: Edward D. Herbert
Publisher: Oak Knoll Pr
ISBN: UVA:X004657398
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Religion

This volume charts the extraordinary developments witnessed over the last 50 years of the 20th century, since the chance discovery in 1947 of biblical scrolls in a cave in the vicinity of the Dead Sea. This collection of article represents cutting-edge research by an international team of scholars. Together, they chart the findings and controversies sparked off by the discovery and publication of some 900 scrolls which have transformed our understanding of the state of the biblical text at the turn of the last millennium. With subjects encompassing "rewritten" scriptures, canonical development, and the ramifications of the Qumran discoveries for modern textual criticism and the Bible today, this volume should hold something for both scolar and layperson alike.