At the third meeting of the International Organisation for Qumran Studies, held in Oslo in 1998, a variety of papers were presented concerning the study of the Sapiential, Liturgical and Poetical Texts from Qumran. The fourteen papers selected for this volume are arranged in three sections. ‘Sapiential Texts’ contains four studies on different wisdom texts from Cave 4; ‘Liturgical and Poetical Texts’ is formed by seven papers dealing with independent poetic or liturgical compositions; while ‘Qumran Wisdom and the New Testament’ presents three papers that explore the relationship of wisdom materials found at Qumran and some passages of the New Testament.
The volume is published in memory of Maurice Baillet, who passed away shortly before the meeting. It contains a biographical sketch and his complete bibliography provided by Emile Puech.
Daniel K. Falk, Ph.D. (1995), Cambridge, is Assistant Professor of Biblical Studies and Early Judaism at the University of Oregon. He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. His publications include
Daily, Sabbath, and Festival Prayers in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Brill, 1998).
Florentino García Martínez is Professor by special appointment of Early Judaism at the Theological Faculty of the University of Groningen where he heads the Qumran Institute. He is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Executive Secretary of the IOQS. His publications include
The Dead Sea Scrolls Translated; The Qumran Texts in English (Brill/Eerdmans, 1996) and (with E.J.C. Tigchelaar)
The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition (Brill/Eerdmans, 2000)
Eileen M. Schuller, Ph.D. (1984) Harvard, is Professor at the Department of Religious Studies, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. She is a member of the International Team of Editors of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Her publications include the editions of the Cave 4 Non-Canonical Psalms (DJD 11) and Hodayot Manuscirpts (DJD 29). She has edited (with R. A. Kugler)
The Dead Sea Scrolls At Fifty (Scholars Press 1999)
This collection of Qumran papers will provide valuable study material for researchers and students in ancient Judaism and Christian origins and biblical studies, and will prove a valuable addition to the collections of academic and public libraries and institutes.