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. These chapters explore examples of biblical interpretation unique to Qumran, including legal exegesis and the Pesher. Readers will also 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.
Contributors: Moshe J. Bernstein
George J. Brooke
John J. Collins
Peter W. Flint
Shlomo A. Koyfman
James C. VanderKam
Series: STUDIES IN THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS AND RELATED LITERATURE
Number Of Pages: 227
Published: January 2005
Publisher: William B Eerdmans Publishing Co
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.88
Weight (kg): 0.35