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The Library of Qumran, on the Essenes, Qumran, John the Baptist, and Jesus - Hartmut Stegemann

The Library of Qumran, on the Essenes, Qumran, John the Baptist, and Jesus

Paperback Published: March 1998
ISBN: 9780802861672
Number Of Pages: 302

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The incredible discoveries at Qumran are unveiled in this compelling volume by one of the world's foremost experts on biblical archaeology and the ancient Qumran community. Drawing on the best of current research and a thorough knowledge of all the Dead Sea Scrolls, Hartmut Stegemann analyzes the purpose of the Qumran settlement, paints a picture of how daily life was carried on there, explores the relation of the Qumran community to John the Baptist, to Jesus, and to early Christianity, and uncovers the true nature of the Qumran writings, which continue to have a profound impact on biblical studies today

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"This study is set to become one of the standard introductions to the Scrolls in English." Westminster Theological Journal "Occasionally a book is published that dominates the course of scholarship for some time. Witness, for example, the effect that E. P. Saunders'"Paul and Palestinian Judaism"has had on discussions about Judaism as well as Pauline studies. Whether Stegemann's book will do the same with regard to Qumran studies no one can say, of course, but it certainly has the potential. Some of his positions may turn out to be dead-ends, but others may well be the beginning of major new avenues in Qumran scholarship. . . Qumran scholars have more than enough here to keep the debate lively and the research ongoing." "

Discoveriesp. 1
Starting Pointsp. 6
The Status of Publicationp. 7
The Age of the Manuscriptsp. 9
The Scrolls and the Modern Publicp. 12
The Dead Sea Scrolls Deceptionp. 13
The Best-seller, Jesus and the Riddle of the Dead Sea Scrollsp. 28
The Best-seller, The Dead Sea Scrolls Uncoveredp. 30
The Excavationsp. 34
Khirbet Qumranp. 34
Ain Feshkhap. 36
Building and Installations of the Qumran Settlementp. 38
The Purpose of the Qumran Settlement and Ain Feshkhap. 51
The Fate of the Qumran Settlementp. 56
The Scroll Cavesp. 58
The Date of Qumran's Destructionp. 59
Other Viewpointsp. 64
The Individual Caves 1 through 11p. 67
The Scroll Holdings of the Qumran Libraryp. 80
The Functions of the Qumran Libraryp. 80
The Contributions to Modern Scholarshipp. 85
Biblical Manuscriptsp. 85
Phylacteriesp. 88
Apocryphap. 90
Pseudepigraphap. 91
New Pre-Essene Worksp. 95
The Essenes' Own Writingsp. 104
Scholarly Treatises on Scripturep. 118
Commentaries on the Prophetsp. 122
Conclusionsp. 136
The Essenesp. 139
Ancient Reports concerning the Essenesp. 139
Evaluations of the Essenes Todayp. 140
The Rise of the Essenesp. 142
The Further History of the Essenesp. 153
The Peculiarities of the Essenesp. 163
The Teachings of the Essenesp. 201
John the Baptistp. 211
The Activity and Personage of the Baptistp. 212
Connections to the Essenes?p. 221
The Significance of the Qumran Findsp. 225
Jesusp. 228
The Reign of Godp. 230
The Last Judgmentp. 240
The Books of the Prophetsp. 249
The Torahp. 251
Conclusionp. 256
Early Christianityp. 258
Rabbinic Judaismp. 265
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 269
Index of Names and Subjectsp. 271
Index of Citationsp. 279
Mapsp. 286
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ISBN: 9780802861672
ISBN-10: 0802861679
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 302
Published: March 1998
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.47 x 16.2  x 1.65
Weight (kg): 0.44
Edition Type: New edition

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