All the Glory of Adam: Liturgical Anthropology in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Volume 42

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BRILL, 2002 - Religion - 546 pages
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"All the Glory of Adam" examines Dead Sea Scroll texts which pertain to the Qumran community's understanding of (a) a transcendent, angelomorphic or divine humanity and (b) the role of cultic space and time, and the experience of worship, in the formation of such a humanity. The book contains twelve chapters. The first three are devoted to material which either antedates or provides important cognate material to the peculiarly sectarian material studied in the remaining chapters (esp. the Book of Noah and Sirach). Chapters 4-6 examine texts devoted to a divine humanity (4Q381, "Hodayoth," 1Q/4QInstruction etc.), the divine or angelic Moses (4Q374 & 4Q377) and the heavenly human priesthood (1QSb, 4Q511, 4Q418 81, 4Q545, 4Q541, 4Q468b etc.). The seventh chapter discusses the mystical and theophanic significance of the high priest's breastpiece at Qumran. Chapters 8-11 are a revisionist reading of the "Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice" as a liturgy for a divine humanity and chapter 13 proposes a new interpretation of 1QM 10-17 in the same vein. Apart from all DSS scholars the book will be useful for anyone working on biblical anthropology, messianism and Christology, and temple or cultic theology.
 

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Contents

Conclusion
32
Ill The Angelomorphic Priesthood in Conceptual
56
A Divine and Angelic Humanity in the DSS
88
The Divine and Angelic Moses at Qumran
136
Priestly Angelomorphism in the DSS
150
A heavenly and cosmogonic
189
mediator
199
Melchizedek in 11 QMelchizedek
216
The Founding
280
priesthood in 4Q511 35
293
The Second to the Twelfth of the Sabbath
306
Song 13
356
The vision of the breastpieces the Essenes and
388
Xll The War Scroll
395
Conclusion
476
Indices
499

Vll The High Priest the Breastpiece and
222
The UT the high priest breastpiece and the name
248

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Crispin H.T. Fletcher-Louis, Ph.D. in Theology, Oxford University, is a New Testament Lecturer at the University of Nottingham. In this, his second monograph, he develops the work of his dissertation which was published as Luke-Acts: Angels, Christology and Soteriology (Tübingen, 1997).

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