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


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


236 pages



Society of Biblical Literature symposium series; no.30


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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