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Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Measuring Time (James C VanderKam) Paperback Book, (Routledge, 1998) 9780415165143


Title: Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Measuring Time

Author: VanderKam, James C

Publisher: Routledge/Taylor & Francis; Publication Date: 1998

Paperback; ISBN: 9780415165143

Volumes: 1; Pages: 144

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Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the evidence about the different uses of time-measurement in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish texts. James C. VanderKam examines the pertinent texts, their sources and the different uses to which people put calendrical information in the Christian world. He argues that the scrolls indicate that a dispute about the correct calendar for dating festivals was one of the principal reasons for the separation of the authors of the scrolls from Jewish society.

CONTENTS

Series editor's preface

Preface

Pt. I Introduction to Biblical and post-biblical Calendars

1 The Hebrew Bible

2 Sources Later Than the Hebrew Bible

3 Rabbinic Literature

Pt. II The calendars in the Qumran texts

4 The First Calendrical Hints

5 A History of Scholarship on the Qumran Calendars

6 The Calendrical Texts

7 Measuring and Symbolizing Longer Units of Time

8 Conclusions

Notes

Bibliography

Index of subjects

Index of references
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