Biblical Interpretation at Qumran

Book Details

Author  Matthias Henze
Publisher  Eerdmans
Publication Date   December 20, 2004
ISBN  0802839371
Pages  228

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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
Shani Berrin
Monica Brady
George J. Brooke
John J. Collins
Peter W. Flint
Matthias Henze
Shlomo A. Koyfman
Michael Segal
James C. VanderKam

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