The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

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Society of Biblical Lit, 2005 - Religion - 148 pages
 

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Contents

What Are the Dead Sea Scrolls and How Were They Discovered?
1
Controversies Solved through International Cooperation
8
Major Publications of the Dead Sea Scrolls
11
What Do We Know about the Archaeology of Qumran?
15
The Architecture of the Site
19
The Site the Caves and the Scrolls
23
The Cemetery
25
Qumran and Other Archaeological Sites
27
Why Are the Scrolls Imporatant for Understanding the Hebrew Scriptures?
87
Anthologies Rewriting and Translation
90
The Psalms at Qumran
93
Why Are the Scrolls Important for Understanding Second Temple Judaism?
97
Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha
102
Wisdom and Apocalyptic Traditions
105
Why Are the Scrolls Important for Understanding the New Testament?
115
Repentance in the Wilderness
118

Who Lived at Qumran and What Was Their Story?
33
The QumranEssene Hypothesis
36
The Righteous Teacher and His Adversaries
41
Life after the Righteous Teacher
46
Josephus on the Essenes
48
What Kinds of Ancient Writings Are Preserved among the Scrolls?
55
Legal Writings
67
Searching the Scriptures
72
Hymns and Prayers
81
Jesus and the Torah
120
Messianism and Resurrection in the Scrolls
123
Wisdom and Apocalyptic Theology in Recent Jesus Research
129
Notes
131
Ancient Writings
139
Modern Authorities
145
Ancient Persons and Places
147
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