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This chapter takes recent historical reconsiderations of 70 CE as a significant but not ultimately or universally disruptive event as a basis from which to reconsider the rhetorical crafting of the destruction of the Temple/Jerusalem as the event that "made all the difference." It argues that such a recrafting began among early Christians primarily in the wake of the Bar Kochba revolt. Justin Martyr, in particular, seems to have taken the lead in using a range of biblical texts to cast the events of 70, in conjunction with the aftermath of the Bar Kochba revolt, as a direct consequence of Jesus' crucifixion. The chapter suggests that the Christian construction of 70 becomes a shadow partner of the producers of the Mishnah and later rabbinic literature in conceptualizing what it means for Jews to be God's people.

In: Was 70 CE a Watershed in Jewish History?
The Orion Center Bibliography of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature (2000–2006) is the fifth official Scrolls bibliography, following volumes covering the periods 1948-1957 (W. S. LaSor), 1958-1969 (B. Jongeling), 1970-1995 (F. García Martínez and D. W. Parry), and 1995-2000 (A. Pinnick).
The interdisciplinary cast of the Bibliography reflects the current emphasis in Scrolls scholarship on integrating the knowledge gained from the Qumran corpus into the larger picture of Second Temple Judaism. The volume contains over 4100 entries, including approximately 850 reviews; source, subject, and language indices facilitate its use by scholars and students within and outside the field. This work is based on the On-Line Bibliography maintained by the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jerusalem.
Proceedings of the Ninth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, Jointly Sponsored by the Hebrew University Center for the Study of Christianity, 11-13 January, 2004
The 13 papers comprising this volume represent the fruits of the first Orion Center Symposium devoted to the comparison of the Dead Sea and early Christian texts. The authors reject the older paradigm which configured the similarities between Qumran and early Christian literature as evidence of “influence” from one upon the other. They raise fresh methodological possibilities by asking how insights from each of these two corpora illuminate the other, and by considering them as parallel evidence for broader currents of Second Temple Judaism. Topics addressed include specific exegetical and legal comparisons; prophecy, demonology, and messianism; the development of canon and the rise of commentary; and possible connections between the Gospel of John and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium of The Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 20-22 May, 2001
Editors: Collins and Ruth Clements
The papers in this volume were originally read at the Sixth International Orion Symposium. The primary focus of the volume is on the wisdom texts from Qumran that have been fully edited only in recent years, especially 1Q/4QMysteries and 4QInstruction.
Prior to the discovery of the Scrolls, our knowledge of wisdom literature in the Second Temple period was limited to contemporary biblical books, apocryphal works, and pseudepigraphical writings. These recently published compositions now allow for a more nuanced picture of wisdom literature and its impact on and interaction with other genres. In addition to shedding light on the world of their authors, these texts illustrate how biblical wisdom was reused in new contexts, and provide a missing link between earlier and later sapiential compositions.
In: Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianity
In: Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianity
In: Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianity
In: Text, Thought, and Practice in Qumran and Early Christianity