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Pesharim : Companion to the Qumran Scrolls - Timothy H Lim


Companion to the Qumran Scrolls

Paperback Published: 1st October 2002
ISBN: 9781841272733

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The Companion to the Qumran Scrolls series offers comprehensive and accessible introductions to the corpus of texts from Qumran. This volume, devoted to the characteristic biblical commentaries, discusses their contents and history, as well as their generic relationship to both New Testament and rabbinic scriptural exegesis. As with all the books in this series, this Guide is ideal for undergraduate and graduate classes.This book introduces the reader to one of the most important genres of sectarian writing from Qumran: the Pesharim, or biblical commentaries. Timothy Lim systematically discusses the textual characteristics of the quoted bible verses, the literary genre and its relationship with rabbinic midrash, the characteristics of sectarian exegesis, the nature of the historical allusions, and the common features, whether real or imagined, with the New Testament. Taking account of all relevant and recently published texts and with an annotated bibliography, this is an authoritative guide for the student or non-specialist scholar.

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Editions, Translations and Bibliographiesp. 1
Introductionp. 7
The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Qumran Scrollsp. 7
The Essenes and the Qumran Communityp. 9
The Study of the Scrolls and Confessionalismp. 11
A Community of Studyp. 12
The Pesharimp. 13
Types of Pesharimp. 14
Pesherite Biblical Quotationsp. 15
Editing Scrollsp. 19
Dating the Pesharimp. 20
Bibliographical Notep. 22
The Continuous Pesharimp. 24
Diversity of Exegeses in the Pesharimp. 27
Common and Distinctive Featuresp. 40
The Genre of Pesher: Definition and Categorizationp. 44
The Thematic Pesharimp. 46
Midrashp. 48
Midrash Eschatologyp. 51
Pesher as a Distinct Genrep. 52
Biblical Quotations in the Pesharimp. 54
On Identifying Exegetical Variantsp. 57
Textual Nature of Biblical Quotations Found in the Pesharimp. 62
History in the Pesharimp. 64
Sobriquets and Titlesp. 65
1Q Hodayot as a Source for the Pesharimp. 78
Imitating the Prophetic Stylep. 79
Pesher and the New Testamentp. 81
Common Sectarian Matrixp. 83
Bibliographyp. 86
Index of Referencesp. 98
Index of Authorsp. 105
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ISBN: 9781841272733
ISBN-10: 1841272736
Series: Companion to the Qumran Scrolls
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Published: 1st October 2002
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 16.1  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.2
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Annotated