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Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible (Eugene C Ulrich) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1999) 9780802846112
Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible (Eugene C Ulrich) Paperback Book, (Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co, 1999) 9780802846112
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Title: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible

Author: Ulrich, Eugene C

Publisher: Wm B Eerdmans Publishing Co; Publication Date: 1999

Paperback; ISBN: 9780802846112

Volumes: 1; Pages: 327

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The Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran provide the oldest, best, and most direct witness we have to the origins of the Hebrew Bible. Prior to the discovery of the Scrolls, scholars had textual evidence for only a single, late period in the history of the biblical text, leading them to believe that the text was uniform. The Scrolls, however, provide documentary evidence a thousand years older than all previously known Hebrew manuscripts and reveal a period of pluriformity in the biblical text prior to the stage of uniformity.In this important collection of studies, Eugene Ulrich, one of the world's foremost experts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, outlines a comprehensive theory that reconstructs the complex development of the ancient texts that eventually came to form the Old Testament. Several of the essays set forth his pioneering theory of "multiple literary editions," which is replacing older views of the origins of the biblical text.The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Origins of the Bible represents the leading edge of research in the exciting field of Scrolls studies.ContentsPART 1: THE SCROLLS AND THE HEBREW BIBLE1. The Community of Israel and the Composition of the Scriptures2. The Bible in the Making: The Scriptures at Qumran3. Double Literary Editions of Biblical Narratives and Reflections on Determining the Form to Be Translated4. The Canonical Process, Textual Criticism, and Latter Stages in the Composition of the Bible5. Pluriformity in the Biblical Text, Text Groups, and Questions of Canon6. Multiple Literary Editions: Reflections Toward a Theory of the History of the Biblical Text7. The Palaeo-Hebrew Biblical Manuscripts from Qumran Cave 48. Orthography and Text in 4QDan a and 4QDan b and in the Received Masoretic TextPART 2: THE SCROLLS, THE SEPTUAGINT, AND THE OLD LATIN9. The Septuagint Manuscripts from Qumran: A Reappraisal of Their Value10. Josephus's Biblical Text for the Books of Samuel11. Origen's Old Testament Text: The Transmission History of the Septuagint to the Third Century C.E.12. The Relevance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for Hexaplaric Studies13. The Old Latin Translation of the LXX and the Hebrew Scrolls from Qumran14. Characteristics and Limitations of the Old Latin Translation of the Septuagint AcknowledgmentsIndex of Modern AuthorsIndex of Ancient Literature
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