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* Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism (Lawrence H Schiffman) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2010) 9780802849762
* Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism (Lawrence H Schiffman) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 2010) 9780802849762
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Title: * Qumran and Jerusalem: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the History of Judaism

Author: Schiffman, Lawrence H

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 2010

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802849762

Volumes: 1; Pages: 512

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Major changes are occurring in our understanding of the fascinating texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their significance for the study of the history of Judaism and Christianity. One of the most significant changes that one cannot study Qumran without Jerusalem nor Jerusalem without Qumran is explored in this important volume.

Although the Scrolls preserve the peculiar ideology of the Qumran sect, much of the material also represents the common beliefs and practices of the Judaism of the time. Here Lawrence Schiff man mines these incredible documents to reveal their significance for the reconstruction of the history of Judaism. His investigation brings to life a period of immense significance for the history of the Western world.

Though many of the essays here have been previously published, all have been substantially revised. The resulting volume offers a comprehensive study that is understandable to a far wider audience than are many works on the Scrolls.

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Qumran Scrolls and Rabbinic Judaism

THE SCHOLARLY CONTROVERSY

1. The Many 'Battles of the Scrolls'

2. Literary Genres and Languages of the Judean Scrolls

3. Halakhah and History: The Contribution of the Dead Sea Scrolls to Recent Scholarship

HISTORY, POLITICS, AND THE FORMATION OF THE SECT

4. Community without Temple: The Qumran Community's Withdrawal from the Jerusalem Temple

5. Political Leadership and Organization in the Dead Sea Scrolls Community

6. The New Halakhic Letter (4QMMT) and the Origins of the Dead Sea Sect

7. The Place of 4QMMT in the Corpus of Qumran Manuscripts

JEWISH LAW AT QUMRAN

8. Legal Texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls

9. Codification of Jewish Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls

10. Pre-Maccabean Halakhah in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Biblical Tradition

11. Contemporizing Halakhic Exegesis in the Dead Sea Scrolls

12. Halakhic Elements in 4Qinstruction

RELIGIOUS OUTLOOK OF THE QUMRAN SECTARIANS

13. The Early History of Jewish Liturgy and the Dead Sea Scrolls

14. The Concept of Covenant in the Qumran Scrolls and Rabbinic Literature

15. Holiness and Sanctity in the Dead Sea Scrolls

16. Messianic Figures and Ideas in the Qumran Scrolls

17. The Concept of Restoration in the Dead Sea Scrolls

18. Jerusalem in the Dead Sea Scrolls

QUMRAN SECTARIANS AND OTHERS

19. The Pharisees and Their Legal Traditions according to the Dead Sea Scrolls

20. Pharisees and Sadducees in Pesher Nahum

21. Inter- or Intra-Jewish Conflict? The Judaism of the Dead Sea Scrolls Community and Its Opponents

22. Non-Jews in the Dead Sea Scrolls

LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE

23. Pseudepigrapha in the Pseudepigrapha: Mythical Books in Second Temple Literature

24. Second Temple Literature and the Cairo Genizah

25. Inverting Reality: The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Popular Media

Bibliography

Index of Modern Authors

Index of Subjects

Index of Ancient Sources

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