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The Dead Sea Scrolls are an invaluable source of information about Jewish biblical interpretation in antiquity. This volume by preeminent scholars in the field examines central aspects of scriptural interpretation as it was practiced at Qumran and discusses their implications for understanding the biblical tradition. While many of the forms of biblical interpretation found in the Scrolls have parallels elsewhere in Jewish literature, other kinds are original to the Scrolls and were unknown prior to the discovery of the caves. Contributors such as John J. Collins, Peter W. Flint, and James C. VanderKam explore examples of biblical interpretation unique to Qumran. Readers will find discussion of such fascinating subjects as the "rewritten Bible," views on the creation of humanity, the "Pseudo-Ezekiel" texts, the pesharim, and the prophet David.
Format: Paperback Number of Pages: 224 Vendor: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing Co. Publication Date: 2004
Dimensions: 9 X 6 (inches) ISBN: 0802839371 ISBN-13: 9780802839374 Availability: Usually ships in 24-48 hours.