An Introduction to the Complete Dead Sea Scrolls

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Fortress Press, Jan 1, 1999 - Religion - 256 pages
A thorough revision of a classic work on these crucial extant texts.
 

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Contents

The Dead Sea Scrolls 19471999
1
The present state of Dead Sea Scrolls studies
9
Authenticity and Dating of the Scrolls
22
Archaeology and the Scrolls
25
Palaeography and the Scrolls
28
Historical allusions in the Scrolls
30
The Qumran Library
32
Poetic and liturgical texts
45
The History of the Community
127
200 BCE70 CE
128
The history of the Essenes
132
The Religious Ideas of the Community
145
The Covenant
146
Election and holy life in the Community of the Covenant
151
Worship in the Community of the Covenant
156
Future expectations in the Community of the Covenant
163

Wisdom texts
59
Bible interpretation and apocryphal works
63
Miscellaneous compositions
91
The Community
94
Identification of the Community
114
The Sadducees
115
The Pharisees
117
The Zealots
119
The Essenes
122
Qumran and Biblical Studies
170
The Pseudepigrapha
181
The New Testament
182
Scrolls Catalogue
192
Notes
217
Index of Modern Authors
247
General Index
252
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