Qumran origins and apocalypticism

Author: Florentino García Martínez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 325

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The author's influential articles on the Origins of the Qumran Community (the co-called “Groningen Hypothesis”) and on Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls are now collected in one volume, including translations of essays that were written in Spanish and French.

The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English

Author: Geza Vermes

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 720

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The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the Judaean desert between 1947 and 1956 transformed our understanding of the Hebrew Bible, early Judaism and the origins of Christianity. These extraordinary manuscripts appear to have been hidden in the caves at Quumran by members of the Essene community, a Jewish sect in existence before and during the time of Jesus. Some sixty years after the Scrolls' first discovery, this revised and much expanded edition of The Dead Sea Scrolls in English crowns a lifetime of research by the great Qumran scholar Geza Vermes. As well as superb translations of all non-biblical texts sufficiently well preserved to be rendered into English, there are also a number of previously unpublished texts, and a new preface. Since its first publication in 1962, The Dead Sea Scrolls in English has established itself as the standard English translation of the non-Biblical Qumran Scrolls and as giving an astonishing insight to the organization, customs, history and beliefs of the community responsible for them. This edition will contain new material, together with extensive new introductory material and notes.

Qumranica Minora I

Qumran Origins and Apocalypticism

Author: Florentino García Martínez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 344

View: 600

The author’s influential articles on the Origins of the Qumran Community (the co-called “Groningen Hypothesis”) and on Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls are now collected in one volume, including translations of essays that were written in Spanish and French.

Qumranica Minora II

Thematic Studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Florentino Garc-A Mart-Nez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 305

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This collection of essays by Florentino Garcia Martinez, includes studies on the interpretation of biblical texts in the Scrolls, priestly functions in a community without temple, Messianism, magic, wisdom, sonship, and the "other" in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Qumranica Minora II

Thematic Studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Author: Florentino García Martínez

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN:

Category: Religion

Page: 320

View: 159

This collection of essays by Florentino García Martínez, includes studies on the interpretation of biblical texts in the Scrolls, priestly functions in a community without temple, Messianism, magic, wisdom, sonship, and the “other” in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

The Semantics of Blessing and Cursing in Ancient Hebrew

Author: James K. Aitken

Publisher: Peeters Pub & Booksellers

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 306

View: 403

Blessings and curses represent complex social and theological phenomena, and challenge our linguistic and conceptual understandings of the society in which they are used. This volume gathers together the semantic information for the words used in ancient Hebrew (including inscriptions, Ben Sira and Qumran) for the field of 'blessing and cursing'. Since semantics must take into account the context in which the words are used, Part 1 surveys different approaches to the understanding of blessing and cursing in Israelite religion and society, and the anthropological and linguistic approaches taken in interpreting them. The relevance of these approaches to a semantic study is noted, and a summary of the second part of the volume is given. Part 2 is a detailed presentation of the data for each word, including discussion of the root, morphology, translations in the ancient versions, position within the semantic field and scholarly literature. The aim is to provide as full a treatment as possible for a semantic interpretation of the field. The volume has been produced as part of the international project, the Semantics of Ancient Hebrew Database.