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Johannes Tromp

This volume contains the first critical edition of the Life of Adam and Eve in Greek, based on all available manuscripts. In the introduction the history of previous research is summarized, and the extant manuscripts are presented. Next comes a description of the grammatical characteristics of the manuscripts’ texts, followed by a detailed study of the genealogical relationships between them, resulting in a reconstruction of the writing’s history of transmission in Greek. On the basis of all this information, the Greek text of the Life of Adam and Eve in its earliest attainable stage, is established. The text edition is accompanied by a full critical apparatus, in which all relevant evidence from the manuscripts is recorded. Several indices complete this volume.

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Jörg Frey

For the present purpose, we can leave aside these references, and concentrate on the texts that help us to understand the idea of the divine or holy spirit. Here, I will particularly focus on two most important texts, the Treatise on the Two Spirits in the Community Rule, and the Hodayot (because in

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Devorah Dimant

in the Qumranic system of ideas. The present survey aims to fill this gap. In order to unfold the full breadth of the concealing/revealing theme in the sectarian context, I will survey the verbs expressing concealment, חבא (“hide”) and סתר (“conceal”), as well as גלה (“reveal, uncover”), 7

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Noam Mizrahi

Temple Judaism. 2 Be that as it may, the sheer number of its copies indicates that the Songs held a central place in the cultic practice and hence, presumably, also in the religious worldview of the community or communities whose writings were unearthed in the Judean Desert. The purpose of the present

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Matthew S. Goldstone

’s comments on this biblical verse. In the present chapter I argue that Sifre Devarim expands Sifra ’s problematization of rebuke and offers a clearer sociological motivation for refraining from correcting others. Beyond the formal concern of attempting to perform a commandment while ultimately

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Jonathan Ben-Dov

. Many scholars and studies take positions along the imaginary axis drawn here, emphasizing either the continuity or the disruption in Jewish literary creativity of the Second Temple period. The present survey draws samples from the vast scholarly discussion of this axis. It has been pointed out that the

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Matthew S. Goldstone

circumstances for, and relevance of, reproof. For the present investigation, the most important non-Jewish (but scripturally-oriented) community that entertained such issues was the desert fathers of Egypt. These monastic figures of the 3rd through 5th centuries bequeathed a valuable collection of traditions

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Menahem Kister

its Structure The short fragment with which we are dealing consists of three sections. 19 I first present the text and its units: 20 [A] (14) Do not be misyoked with unbelievers (Μὴ γίνεσθε ἑτεροζυγοῦντες ἀπίστοις). For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship has

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Matthew S. Goldstone

bear witness to the meanings a text carries as a discrete literary product and perhaps even to the subconscious concerns of its editor(s). In this regard, the present chapter constitutes an argument for the literary complexity of tannaitic material in general and the midrashim in particular

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Matthew S. Goldstone

-centered purposes, an action hardly distinguishable from lashon hara . 28 By presenting this episode in the context of a preference for improper humility over rebuke, the sugya deems even this quasi-act of lashon hara to be better than engaging in rebuke, further devaluing rebuke and Lev. 19:17. Aside from