Reworking the Bible: Apocryphal and Related Texts at Qumran

Proceedings of a Joint Symposium by the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature and the Hebrew University Institute for Advanced Studies Research Group on Qumran, 15-17 January, 2002

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This book contains papers presented at a symposium on “Reworking the Bible at Qumran” convened in 2002 by the Institute of Advanced Studies and the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The core theme is the use and interpretation of the Bible in apocryphal and related works found at Qumran. Nearly half the papers treat legal interpretation; the other half, examines narrative exegesis. Key issues include the question of the authority of the reworked biblical texts, their exegetical techniques, motifs, and genres. This collection provides a valuable resource for the study of Bible, the history of interpretation, apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, ancient Judaism and early Christianity.

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Biographical Note

Esther G. Chazon, Ph.D. (1992), The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Director of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Hebrew Literature, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Devorah Dimant, Ph.D. (1973, Hebrew University) is Professor of Bible at the University of Haifa, Israel. Her research areas are: Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish apocrypha and pseudepigrapha, Jewish Hellenistic literature, Ancient Jewish exegesis, Jewish literature of the Second Temple period.
Ruth A. Clements, Th.D. (1997) in Christian Origins, is Head of Publications for the Orion Center. She has published on early Christian and Jewish biblical interpretation and co-edited several volumes on Qumran literature, including Sapiential Perspectives: Wisdom Literature in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Brill, 2004).

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All those interested in Bible, exegesis, Dead Sea Scrolls, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Second Temple and Rabbinic Judaism, early Christianity.

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