The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Study of the Humanities

Method, Theory, Meaning: Proceedings of the Eighth Meeting of the International Organization for Qumran Studies (Munich, 4–7 August, 2013)

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Study of the Humanities explores the use of methods, theories, and approaches from the humanities in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The volume contains ten essays on topics ranging from New Philology and socio-linguistics to post-colonial thinking and theories of myth.
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Biographical Note

Pieter B. Hartog, Ph.D. (2015), is Postdoctoral Researcher at the Protestant Theological University in Groningen. He is the author of Pesher and Hypomnema: A Comparison of Two Commentary Traditions from the Hellenistic-Roman World (Leiden, 2017).

Alison Schofield, Ph.D. (2006), University of Notre Dame, is Associate Professor of Religious and Judaic Studies at the University of Denver. Along with other articles and co-edited volumes, she is the author of From Qumran to the Yahad: A New Paradigm of Textual Development for The Community Rule and serves as co-editor of The Dead Sea Scrolls Editions series.

Samuel I. Thomas, Ph.D. (2007), is Professor of Religion at California Lutheran University. He is the author of The ‘Mysteries’ of Qumran: Mystery, Secrecy, and Esotericism in the Dead Sea Scrolls (SBL/Brill, 2009), and a lead editor of A Teacher for All Generations: Essays in Honor of James C. VanderKam (Brill, 2012).

Table of contents

Preface
List of Abbreviations
Factual Overview
List of Authors

Part 1

Sub-Saharan Africa
Jon Abbink, Victor Adetula, Andreas Mehler and Henning Melber

Part 2

African-European Relations
Christine Hackenesch and Niels Keijzer

Part 3

West Africa
Victor Adetula

Benin
Alexander Stroh

Burkina Faso
Daniel Eizenga

Cabo Verde
Gerhard Seibert

Côte d’Ivoire
Jesper Bjarnesen

The Gambia
Alice Bellagamba

Ghana
Jennifer C. Boylan

Guinea
Anita Schroven

Guinea-Bissau
Christoph Kohl

Liberia
Franzisca Zanker

Mali
Bruce Whitehouse

Mauritania
Helena Olsson and Claes Olsson

Niger
Klaas van Walraven

Nigeria
Heinrich Bergstresser

Senegal
Mamadou Bodian

Sierra Leone
Krijn Peters

Togo
Dirk Kohnert

Part 4

Central Africa
Andreas Mehler

Cameroon
Fanny Pigeaud

Central African Republic
Andreas Mehler

Chad
Ketil Fred Hansen

Congo
Brett L. Carter

Democratic Republic of the Congo
Janosch Kullenberg

Equatorial Guinea
Joseph N. Mangarella

Gabon
Douglas Yates

São Tomé and Príncipe
Gerhard Seibert

Part 5

Eastern Africa
Jon Abbink

Burundi
Tomas van Acker

Comoros
Simon Massey

Djibouti
Nicole Hirt

Eritrea
Nicole Hirt

Ethiopia
Jon Abbink

Kenya
Nanjala Nyabola

Rwanda
Yolande Bouka

Seychelles
Anthoni van Nieuwkerk and Jon Abbink

Somalia
Jon Abbink

South Sudan
Daniel Large

Sudan
Jean-Nicolas Bach and Clément Deshayes

Tanzania
Kurt Hirschler and Rolf Hofmeier

Uganda
Volker Weyel

Part 6

Southern Africa
Henning Melber

Angola
Jon Schubert

Botswana
David Sebudubudu

Lesotho
Roger Southall

Madagascar
Richard R. Marcus

Malawi
George Dzimbiri and Lewis Dzimbiri

Mauritius
Tor Sellström

Mozambique
Joseph Hanlon

Namibia
Henning Melber

South Africa
Sanusha Naidu

Swaziland
Marisha Ramdeen

Zambia
Edalina Rodrigues Sanches

Zimbabwe
Amin Y. Kamete

Readership

All interested in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls within the context of the humanities as a whole.