Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

Essays in Honor of Eileen Schuller on the Occasion of Her 65th Birthday


The last major volume of articles devoted to the topic of prayer and poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls comprised a collection of articles presented at a conference in the year 2000 (Liturgical Perspectives: Prayer and Poetry in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls). This collection reflects the state of research in the field broadly and on specific prayers and poetic texts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls; it also offers new insights into topics on which Eileen Schuller has written extensively.

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Jeremy Penner, Ph.D. (2010) in Religious Studies (Early Judaism), McMaster University. His doctoral dissertation, Patterns of Daily Prayer in Second Temple Period Judaism was supervised by Eileen Schuller.

Ken M. Penner, Ph.D. (2006) in Religious Studies (Early Judaism), McMaster University, is Assistant Professor at St. Francis Xavier University. His doctoral dissertation Verb Form Semantics in Qumran Hebrew Texts was supervised by Eileen Schuller.

Cecilia Wassen, Ph.D. (2004) in Religious Studies (Early Judaism and Christian Origins), McMaster University, is Associate Professor at Uppsala University. Her doctoral dissertation Women in the Damascus Document was supervised by Eileen Schuller and published by SBL/Brill in 2005 (SBLABS 21).
A. Reinhartz, “Eileen Schuller: An Appreciation
Bibliography of Eileen M. Schuller

General Studies
G. Brooke, The Theological Function of Prayer in the Qumran Sectarian Manuscripts.
E. Chazon, Tradition and Innovation in Sectarian Religious Poetry.
J. Collins, Prayer and the Meaning of Ritual in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
D. Falk, Petition and Ideology in the Dead Sea Scrolls.”
E. Tov, The Background of the Different Stichometric Arrangements of Poetry in the Judean Desert texts.

Special Topics
M. Boda, Perspectives on Priests in Haggai-Malachi.
D. Dimant, David’s Youth in the Qumran Context (11QPsa 28:3–12).
L. DiTommaso, Penitential Prayer and Apocalyptic Eschatology in Second Temple Judaism.
I. Frölich, Healing With Psalms.
J. Newman, Liturgical Imagination in the Composition of Ben Sira.
C. Newsom, Flesh, Spirit, and the Indigenous Psychology of the Hodayot.
J. VanderKam, Rebekah’s Patriarchal Prayers.
J. Zilm, Multi-coloured Like Woven Works: Gender, Ritual Clothing, and Praying With the Angels in the Dead Sea Scrolls and The Testament of Job.

Textual Studies
M. Abegg, 4Q215a, ‘A Poetic Eschatological Work'.
P. Flint, Interpreting the Poetry of Isaiah at Qumran: Theme and Function in the Sectarian Scrolls.
C. Korting, Jerusalem, City of God (4Q380 1 i 1–11): Praise that Counteracts Lament.
R. Kratz, 'Blessed be the Lord and Blessed be His Name Forever:’ Psalm 145 in the Masoretic Psalter and in the Psalms Scroll 11Q5.
R. Kugler, A Note on Lev 26:41, 43; 4Q434 1 ii 3 and 4Q504 1–2 recto 5–6; and 1QS 8:3 (par. 4Q259 2:12): On Human Agency in the Divine Economy at Qumran.
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