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Reading the Present in the Qumran Library: The Perception of the Contemporary by Means of Scriptural Interpretations.

9789004137615

Reading the present in the Qumran library; the perception of the contemporary by means of scriptural interpretations.

Ed. by Kristin De Troyer and Armin Lange.

Brill Academic Publishers

2005

236 pages

$127.00

Hardcover

Society of Biblical Literature symposium series; no.30

BM487

Contributors from religious and biblical studies place Old Testament and Qumran texts in historical and cultural context. Their topics include contemporizing Halakic exegesis in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the question of political peace and independence in the additions to Daniel, reading Deuteronomy in the Second Temple period, and reading the decline of prophecy. Brill publishes the hardbound edition; the paperbound edition is published by the Society of Biblical Literature (978-1-58983-150-6).

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