Jesus and the Impurity of Spirits in the Synoptic Gospels

Author: Clinton Wahlen
Publisher: Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 9783161483875
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In this study, Clinton Wahlen sheds light on Jewish and early Christian reflections on spirits and demons and explores the relation between Judaism and early Christianity in the first century.

A Teacher for All Generations

Author: Eric F. Mason
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004224084
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These essays honor James C. VanderKam on the occasion of his sixty-fifth birthday and twentieth year on the faculty of the University of Notre Dame. Essays from an international group of scholars address various topics in Second Temple Judaism and biblical studies.

The Parabiblical Texts

Author: Daniel K. Falk
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 1841272426
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This is the first introductory volume to the genre of the Rewritten Bible in the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Wisdom Texts from Qumran and the Development of Sapiential Thought

Author: Charlotte Hempel
Publisher: Peeters Publishers
ISBN: 9789042910102
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This volume comprises the lectures delivered at a conference on the sapiential texts from Qumran hosted by A. Lange and H. Lichtenberger in Tubingen (1998) as well as a number of additional contributions. This literature, although found in the Qumran library, is mostly of non-Essene origin and can be dated to the third and second century BCE with a single exception which might be even older. The sapiential texts from Qumran add to the sparse corpus of postexilic sapiential literature and shed new light on the later Israelite and Jewish wisdom as well as on the sources from which early Christian wisdom traditions originated. Therefore, the volume attempts to understand the wisdom literature from Qumran in the broader context of sapiential thought in the Ancient near East, the Hebrew Bible, Ancient Judaism and the New Testament. Beyond this, the volume further includes treatments of introductory and linguistic questions as well as articles on specific sapiential texts.

The Exegetical Texts

Author: Jonathan Goodson Campbell
Publisher: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780567084279
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Jonathan G. Campbell provides an introduction to eight sectarian manuscripts from among the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls that can loosely be called the 'Exegetical Texts'. He examines their contents, background, genre, and significance and he provides a history of the relevant research. The Exegetical Texts constitute a particularly diverse strand of sectarian compositions among the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls. For this reason, the eight documents are treated in turn in more or less equal measure, with two introductory chapters to set the scene and a conclusion drawing the discussion to a close. Each chapter can be read either alone in its own right or together with the others to gain a broader picture. In order to encourage the reader to encounter the relevant Qumran documents firsthand extensive listings of editions in Hebrew and English are provided. The contributors to the Companion to the Qumran Scrolls series take account of a wide range of relevant and recently published texts and provide extensive bibliographies. The books in the series are authoritatively written in accessible language and are ideal for students and non-specialist scholars. Companion to the Qumran Scrolls, volume 4>