The Dead Sea Scrolls in English

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A&C Black, Nov 1, 1995 - Religion - 391 pages
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'This significantly expanded and revised fourth edition of what has always been the best English translation of the Scrolls has become a combination of two books: Vermes has replaced nearly all of the original Introduction with an abridged version of the corresponding material from The Dead Sea Scrolls: Qumran in Perspective... He has also added new translations of material that has been published since the last edition appeared in 1975... By far still the best edition of the scrolls in English.' James R Mueller, Religious Studies Review>
  

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Contents

PREFACE TO THE FOURTH EDITION Vlll
ix
INTRODUCTION
xxxvi
LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
lvii
THE ESSENES AND THE QUMRAN COMMUNITY
20
THE RELIGIOUS IDEAS OF THE COMMUNITY
57
NOTE ON THE TEXTS
65
The Community Rule 4QSd 4Q258
90
Renewal of the Covenant
117
The Genesis Apocryphon 1QapGen
292
A Genesis Commentary 4QpGen 4Q252
300
A Flood Apocryphon 4Q370
303
The Ages of the Creation 4Q180
304
The Testament of Levid 4Q541
305
The Testament of Naphtali 4Q215
306
A Joseph Apocryphonb 4Q372
307
The Testament of Qahat 4Q542
309

The War Rule 1QM
123
to The War Rule from Cave 4 4Q49I 4Q493
146
Peroration
181
4QTohorot Purities A 4Q274
184
Curses of Satan and His Lot 4Q2867
185
Curses of Melkiresha 4Q280 4QTohorot Db
186
B HYMNS LITURGIES AND WISDOM POETRY
187
The Thanksgiving Hymns 1QH
189
The Apocryphal Psalms nQPs 1 1Q5
237
A Messianic Apocalypse 4Q521
244
Poetic Fragments on Jerusalem and King Jonathan 4Q448
246
Lamentations 4Q179 4Q501
248
The Words of the Heavenly Lights 4504
250
Songs for the Holocaust of the Sabbath 4Q400407
254
Liturgical Prayer 1 Q34 and 34bis
264
Prayers for Festivals 4Q5079
265
Daily Prayers 4Q503
267
Blessings 1 QSb 1 Q28b
268
Purification Ritual 4Q512
271
The Triumph of Righteousness 1Q27
272
The Seductress 4Q184
273
Exhortation to Seek Wisdom 4Q185
275
A Liturgical Work 4Q392
277
A Sapiential Work 4Q424
278
Bless My Soul 4Q434
280
Songs of the Sage 4Q51011
282
Beatitudes 4Q525
286
BIBLE INTERPRETATION
289
Introductory Note
291
The Testament of Amram 4QAmram 4Q5438
311
The Words of Moses 1Q22
314
A Moses Apocryphon 4375
316
PseudoMosese 4390
317
The Samuel Apocryphon 4Q16o
319
Commentaries on Isaiah 4Q1614
320
The New Jerusalem 4Q5545 5Q15
324
Second Ezekiel 45385
327
The Prayer of Nabonidus 4QprNab 4Q242
329
The PseudoDanielic Writings 4QpsDan 4Q245
330
An Aramaic Apocalypse 4Q246
331
Commentaries on Hosea 4Q1667
333
Commentary on Micah 1Q14
335
Commentary on Nahum 4Q169
336
Commentary on Habakkuk 1QpHab
340
Commentary on Psalms 4Q171 4Q173
348
Midrash on the Last Days 4Q174 3 5 3
353
Messianic Anthology or Testimonia 4Q175 3 5 5
357
The Heavenly Prince Melchizedek 1 1QMelch 11Q13
360
Consolations or Tanhumim 4Q176
363
MISCELLANEA
365
678 Horoscopes 4Qr86 4534
367
A Brontologion 4Q318
370
The Copper Scroll 3Q15
372
CHRONOLOGY
379
MAJOR EDITIONS OF QUMRAN MANUSCRIPTS
382
GENERAL BIBLIOGRAPHY
384
INDEX
386
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Geza Vermes is Professor Emeritus of Jewish Studies, University of Oxford, UK.

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