Katell Berthelot, Daniel Stökl Ben Ezra
Brill, 2010 - Literary Collections - 624 pages
The Armaic Dead Sea Scrolls represent roughly 13% of the Qumran library and correspond to a wide range of genres and topics. This book consists of the proceedings of a conference on the Aramaic scrolls from Qumran which took place in Aix-en-Provence in 2008. It includes both the papers themselves and a transcription of the discussions. The 22 papers tackle linguistic, exegetical and historical questions, focusing in particular on: the relation of the Aramaic texts to what we know as the Hebrew Bible; their literary genres; the question of their sectarian or non-sectarian provenance; the character of the corpus, and specifically its relevance to the development of apocalypticism and messianism in the Jewish tradition.
Katell Berthelot, Ph.D. (2001) in History of Religions, Sorbonne University (Paris), is Researcher at the CNRS, France. She has published extensively on Judaism in the Greco-Roman world.
Daniel Stokl Ben Ezra, Ph.D (2002) in Comparative Religion, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, is Researcher at the CNRS, France. He has published extensively on Early Judaism and Early Christianity.
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