PREFACE The recent publication of complete lists of the still-unpublished manuscripts from Caves 4 and 11 of Qumran and the availability of all the fragments in microfiche have brought us to a new stage in research on the scrolls. At present, many scholars are struggling with very specific problems and cruxes inherent in preparing a first edition of a specific text. Yet, even in the most preliminary stages of research, there is the need to be cognizant of and in dialogue with other scholars, sometimes in different countries around the world, who are working with texts of a similar type
PRAYERS AND PSALMS FROM THE PRE-MACCABEAN PERIOD EILEEN M. SCHULLER McMaster University For the session on “The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Hebrew Bible” at the International SBL meeting in Groningen in summer 2004, the organizers gave me a speci fi c task: offer a survey on “the liturgical and poetical pre-Maccabean texts and their importance for the under- standing of the Hebrew Bible.” 1 The survey needed to be presented with non-specialists of the Dead Sea Scrolls in mind. The task of drawing up a corpus of texts within the parameters that I was given was both more problematic
Denying Her Voice: The Figure of Miriam in Ancient Jewish Literature. JAJSup 23. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2016. Cloth. Pp. 354. €80. ISBN 9783525551059.
This monograph is a revised version of the author’s dissertation submitted to the University of Helsinki (supervisor, Raija Solamo) and the University of Vienna (supervisor, Armin Lange) in 2013. Tervanotko describes the task she sets out for herself in this study as twofold: to “analyze the treatment and the development of the literary figure of Miriam as a literary figure in ancient Jewish texts” (from the exilic period to the early second century
Ulrich Dahmen, Die Loblieder (Hodayot) aus Qumran: Hebräisch mit masoretischer Punktation und deutscher Übersetzung, Einführung und Anmerkungen. Stuttgart: Kohlhammer, 2019. Paperback. Pp. 133. € 25. ISBN 9783170354739.
This volume offers exactly what the title promises: the Hebrew text of the Hodayot with masoretic pointing on one side of the page and a German translation on the opposite page; an introduction to the Hodayot; and a section of annotations containing 1,123 brief notes keyed to individual words or phrases in the text. The format of the volume was established already by Eduard Lohse in 1964 in Die Texte
133 scrolls found in the Judaean Desert. Julio Trebolle rightly combines tex- tual and literary criticism in his analysis of the text of Judges and Kings in light of 4QJudga and 4QKgs. The fifth section is devoted to Qumran and Christian origins with a report on the Munich University project on "a kind of 'Billerbeck' on Qumran" (p. 327) by Heinz-Wolfgang Kuhn and an examination of Josephus's depiction of John the Baptist by Hermann Lichtenberger. The former is a catalogue of Qumranic parallels in the Pauline writings with an appendix of the "top ten" passages (apart from the so-called Essene