The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Dead Seas scrolls and the Qumran Community

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James H. Charlesworth
Baylor University Press, 2006 - Religion - 497 pages

The recovery of 800 documents in the eleven caves on the northwest shores of the Dead Sea is one of the most sensational archeological discoveries in the Holy Land to date. These three volumes, the very best of critical scholarship, demonstrate in detail how the scrolls have revolutionized our knowledge of the text of the Bible, the character of Second Temple Judaism, and the Jewish beginnings of Christianity.

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Contents

Revealing Invisible Scripts
1
Another Stab at the Wicked Priest
17
The Covenant in Qumran
59
The Law and Spirit of Purity at Qumran
93
The Two Spirits in Qumran Theology
169
Dualism in the Essene Communities
195
Predestination in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls
235
Qumran Community Structure
283
Daily and Festival Prayers at Qumran
301
The Sociological and Liturgical Dimensions
317
The qdch hrwm
351
Qumran and the Dating of the Parables of Enoch
377
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Meal Formula
397
The Bible the Psalms of Solomon and Qumran
427
Old Testament Pseudepigrapha at Qumran
447
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About the author (2006)

J.H. Charlesworth is the George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature and Editor and Director of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.

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