This volume contains forty-eight essays, presented by friends, colleagues and students from many countries, in honour of Florentino García Martínez, director of the Groningen Qumran Institute, editor-in-chief of the Journal for the Study of Judaism, and professor in Leuven. The majority of the essays are in the areas of the honoree’s own scholarship and interests, including primarily Qumranica, but also many other fields of Second Temple Judaism, from late biblical texts and Septuagint up to early rabbinic writings. Florentino’s own polyglottism, evident from his bibliography, and his close relations with many scholars from Southern Europe, is reflected in the inclusion of a few French, Spanish and Italian articles in this volume.
Eibert J.C. Tigchelaar, Ph.D. (1994) University of Groningen, is Professor of Religions of Western Antiquity at Florida State University. He has published extensively on the Dead Sea Scrolls, and is editor of
Dead Sea Discoveries and the
Journal for the Study of Judaism.
Émile Puech, Ph.D. (1992) in History and Religious Anthropology, Sorbonne University, Ph.D. (1992) in Theology, Institut Catholique Paris, is Director of Research at the French National Center for Scientific Research (Paris) and Professor at the École Biblique et Archéologique Française, Jerusalem. He has published many Hebrew and Aramaic manuscripts of Cave 4 (Starcky's Lot), and is Director of
Revue de Qumrân (Gabalda, Paris).
Anthony Hilhorst, Ph.D. (1976) Catholic University of Nijmegen, emeritus Reader of New Testament Studies at the University of Groningen and former secretary of the
Journal for the Study of Judaism, has published on the reception of Scripture and on early Christian texts, including
Apocalypse of Paul (1997).
All those interested in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Early Judaism, and points of contact between Early Judaism and the New Testament