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Title: Exploring the Dead Sea Scrolls: Archaeology and Literature of the Qumran Caves
Author: Eshel, Hanan
Additional Authors or Contributors: Shani Tzoref and Barnea Selavan (eds)
Publisher: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht; Publication Date: 2015
Hardcover; ISBN: 9783525550960
Volumes: 1; Pages: 300
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Among the most prominent hallmarks of the late Prof. Hanan Eshel (1958-2010) were his generosity, passion, and integrative approach. The eighteen essays in this volume were selected by Prof. Eshel shortly before his untimely death, to be printed as a collection aimed at contextualizing the textual finds of the Dead Sea Scrolls within their archaeological settings and within the contours of contemporary scholarship.
The Qumran texts that stand at the center of these articles are correlated with archaeological and geographic information and with a variety of textual sources including epigraphic evidence and, especially, the Hebrew Bible, Josephus, and rabbinic texts. The essays are organized according to the provenance of the discovered material, with sections devoted to the Damascus Documentand the scrolls from Caves 1, 3, 4, and 11, as well as a final more general chapter.Half of the essays have been previously published in English, while the other half have been translated from Hebrew here for the first time. The book includes essays that have been co-authored with Esther Eshel, Shlomit Kendi-Harel, Zeev Safrai, and John Strugnell.
Chapter 1: The Damascus Document's "Three Nets of Belial": A Reference to the Aramaic Levi Document?
Chapter 2: The Seventy-Weeks Prophecy in Two Compositions from Qumran
Chapter 3: CD 12:15-17 and the Stone Vessels Found at Qumran; Cave 1
Chapter 4: Recensions of the War Scroll
Chapter 5: Two Notes on Column 2 of the War Scroll (1QM)
Chapter 6: The Two Historical Layers of Pesher Habakkuk; Cave 3
Chapter 7: What Treasures are Listed in the Copper Scroll
Chapter 8: Aqueducts in the Copper ScrollCave 4
Chapter 9: The "Prayer of Joseph" from Qumran, A Papyrus from Masada, and the Samaritan Temple on Mt. Gerizim Chapter 10: Dibre Hame'orot and the Apocalypse of Weeks
Chapter 11: When Were the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice Recited?
Chapter 12: Abraham's Fulfillment of the Commandment "Honor Your Father" in Early Jewish Exegesis and the Dead Sea Scrolls; Cave 11
Chapter 13: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Discovery of the Temple Scroll
Chapter 14: Alphabetical Acrostics in Pre-Tannaitic Hebrew
Chapter 15: Psalm 155: An Acrostic Poem on Repentance from the Second Temple PeriodBeyond Qumran
Chapter 16: Dating the Samaritan Pentateuch's Compilation in Light of the Qumran Biblical Scrolls
Chapter 17: Megillat Ta'anit in Light of Holidays Found in Jubilees and in the Temple Scroll
Chapter 18: Some Notes Concerning High Priests in the First Century CE
Index of Sources
Index of Modern Authors.