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New Jerusalem Scroll From Qumran



Published: 1st November 1997
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This study presents the first comprehensive reconstruction of the 'New Jerusalem' Scroll from the Dead Sea, through integration of all the known fragments into a single entity. Secret ceremonies in the temple are discussed; an architectural reconstruction of the elements described in the scroll is presented, accompanied by computerized plans; a consideration of the tradition of planning the ideal city leads to an examination of the use of metrology, mathematics; and a number mysticism in the plan of the 'New Jerusalem'. A comparison is also made with the traditions of building orthogonal cities in Egypt, Greece, Rome and the Holy Land, as manifested in archaeological findings.

List of Illustrationsp. 7
Abbreviationsp. 8
The New Jerusalem Scrollp. 9
The New Jerusalem Scroll: Text and Translationp. 15
The Architecture of the Templep. 33
Ceremonies in the Templep. 45
The Architecture of the New Jerusalemp. 70
The Purpose of the New Jerusalemp. 107
Orthogonal Cities in the Ancient Worldp. 113
Number Mysticism and Architecturep. 131
Notes on the Reconstruction of the New Jerusalem Scrollp. 144
Qumran Fragmentsp. 147
Bibliographyp. 161
Index of Referencesp. 163
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ISBN: 9781850756835
ISBN-10: 185075683X
Series: Journal for the Study of the Pseudepigrapha Supplement S.
Audience: BAC
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Published: 1st November 1997
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.0 x 16.51  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.3
Edition Number: 1