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Edited by Ariel Feldman, Maria Cioată and Charlotte Hempel

This volume is offered as a tribute to George Brooke to mark his sixty-fifth birthday. It has been conceived as a coherent contribution to the question of textuality in the Dead Sea Scrolls explored from a wide range of perspectives. These include material aspects of the texts, performance, reception, classification, scribal culture, composition, reworking, form and genre, and the issue of the extent to which any of the texts relate (to) social realities in the Second Temple period. Almost every contribution engages with Brooke’s own remarkably wide-ranging, incisive, and innovative research on the Scrolls. The twenty-eight contributors are colleagues and students of the honouree and include leading scholars alongside promising new voices from across the field.

The Caves of Qumran

Proceedings of the International Conference, Lugano 2014

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Edited by Marcello Fidanzio

In Qumran studies, the attention of scholars has largely been focused on the Dead Sea Scrolls, while archaeology has concentrated above all on the settlement. This volume presents the proceedings of an international conference (Lugano 2014) dedicated entirely to the caves of Qumran. The papers deal with both archaeological and textual issues, comparing the caves in the vicinity of Qumran between themselves and their contents with the other finds in the Dead Sea region. The relationships between the caves and the settlement of Qumran are re-examined and their connections with the regional context are investigated. The original inventory of the materials excavated from the caves by Roland de Vaux is published for the first time in appendix to the volume.

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Edited by Ariel Feldman, Maria Cioată and Charlotte Hempel

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Edited by Ariel Feldman, Maria Cioată and Charlotte Hempel

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Ariel Feldman, Maria Cioată and Charlotte Hempel

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Efraim Wust

The Yahuda Collection was bequeathed to the National Library of Israel by one of the twentieth century's most knowledgeable and important collectors, Abraham Shalom Yahuda (d. 1951). The rich and multifaceted collection of 1,186 manuscripts, spanning ten centuries, includes works representing the major Islamic disciplines and literary traditions. Highlights include illuminated manuscripts from Mamluk, Mughal, and Ottoman court libraries; rare, early copies of medieval scholarly treatises; and early modern autograph copies.

In this groundbreaking Arabic catalogue, Efraim Wust synthesizes the Islamic and Western manuscript traditions to enrich our understanding of the manuscripts and their compositions. His combined treatment of Arabic, Persian, and Turkish manuscripts preserves the integrity of the collection and honors the multicultural history of the Islamic intellectual tradition.

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Edited by Ariel Feldman, Maria Cioată and Charlotte Hempel

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Edited by Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis and Robert Duke

This volume contains thirteen previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, twelve Hebrew Bible fragments and one non-biblical fragment, presented with the full scholarly apparatus and advanced reconstruction techniques. The books from the Hebrew Bible are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Jonah, Micah, Psalms, Daniel, and Nehemiah. The latter is an especially important addition to known material. The non-biblical fragment probably represents a new copy of 4QInstruction.

The work on these fragments was conducted under the auspices of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, whose mission is to publish research conducted collaboratively by scholar-mentors and students. The ultimate goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop as scholars under the guidance of their scholar-mentors.


N.B. In light of the ongoing discussion of the authenticity of several of the Dead Sea Scrolls fragments published in this first volume of the Publications of Museum of the Bible (Brill 2016), Brill is now able to provide access to an analysis of five of the fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The material analysis of the fragments was carried out by the Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung and -prüfung (BAM). Further research and analysis will be made available as part of the ongoing research into the published fragments, including an investigation of the known provenance of the fragments.

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Robert Duke, Daniel Holt and Skyler Russell

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Karl Kutz, Rebekah Josberger, Ruben Alvarado, Thomas Belcastro, Haley Kirkpatrick, Scott Lindsley, Rebecca McMartin, Jonathan Noble, Daniel Somboonsiri, Lynsey Stepan and David Tucker

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Marty Alan Michelson, Herschel Hepler, Austin Troyer and Gordon Lynn Vogel

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Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis and Robert Duke

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Elaine Bernius, Cody Ingle and Emily Lumpkin Hines

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Karl Kutz, Rebekah Josberger, Thomas Belcastro, Haley Kirkpatrick, Rebecca McMartin, Quincy Robinson and Daniel Somboonsiri

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Karl Kutz, Rebekah Josberger, Ruben Alvarado, Trevor Grant, Haley Kirkpatrick, Rebecca McMartin, Zachary Munoz, Alexander O’Leary, Clara Schinderwolf, Alyssa Schmid, Daniel Somboonsiri, Lynsey Stepan and Chad Woodward

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Martin G. Abegg Jr., Ryan Blackwelder, Joshua M. Matson, Ryan D. Schroeder and Joseph Kyle Stewart

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Timothy D. Finlay, Nathan McAleese and Andrew J. Zimmermann

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Lisa M. Wolfe, Allison Bevers, Kathryn Hirsch, Leigh Smith and Daniel Ethan Watt

Arabic Versions of the Pentateuch

A Comparative Study of Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Sources

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Ronny Vollandt

This work offers a seminal research into Arabic translations of the Pentateuch. It is no exaggeration to speak of this field as a terra incognita. Biblical versions in Arabic were produced over many centuries, on the basis of a wide range of source languages (Hebrew, Syriac, Greek, or Coptic), and in varying contexts. The textual evidence for this study is exclusively based on a corpus of about 150 manuscripts, containing the Pentateuch in Arabic or parts thereof.

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Ronny Vollandt

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Ronny Vollandt

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Ronny Vollandt

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Ronny Vollandt

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Ronny Vollandt

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Ronny Vollandt

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Ronny Vollandt

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Ronny Vollandt

The Alexandrian Summaries of Galen’s On Critical Days

Editions and Translations of the Two Versions of the Jawāmiʿ, with an Introduction and Notes

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Gerrit Bos and Y. Tzvi Langermann

Galen's impact on Islamic civilization, mainly on medicine but also on physics and philosophy, was enormous. His most important books were mediated through "summaries" which not only shortened, but in some cases also revised Galenic teachings. Several versions of these summaries exist, and their appreciation is critical for a proper understanding of the development of medieval science. This book presents the first editions, translations, and studies of the remaining summaries to On Critical Days. In Galenic theory, fevers develop towards a crisis which will determine the fate of a patient. The cycle of crisis is known through observation, but the search for the cause leads Galen and his later interpreters into the fields of astrology, arithmology, and more.

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Ronny Vollandt