In this volume, Schiffman and Gross present a new edition of all of the manuscript evidence for the Temple Scroll from Qumran. It includes innumerable new readings and restorations of all of the manuscripts as well as a detailed critical apparatus comparing the manuscripts of the Temple Scroll as well as Qumran biblical manuscripts and the ancient versions. Each manuscript is provided with a new translation, and a commentary is presented for the main text. Also included are a general introduction, bibliography of published works on the text, catalog of photographic evidence, and concordance including all vocables in all the manuscripts and their restorations. This work promises to move research on the Temple Scroll to a new level.
Andrew D. Gross, Ph.D. (2006), New York University, is Associate Professor of Semitic Languages at the Catholic University of America. He has published on the intersection of Aramaic and cuneiform legal culture, including Continuity and Innovation in the Aramaic Legal Tradition (Brill, 2008).
Lawrence H. Schiffman is Judge Abraham Lieberman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies and Director of the Global Network for Advanced Research in Jewish Studies at New York University. He is author and editor of numerous books and articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls and ancient Judaism, including Courtyards of the House of the Lord: A Study of the Temple Scroll (Brill, 2008) and co-editor of the Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Oxford, 2000). He is a member of the International Team that published the Dead Sea Scrolls.
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