Current Research and Technological Developments on the Dead Sea Scrolls: Conference on the Texts from the Judean Desert, Jerusalem, 30 April, 1995, Volume 20

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Donald Wayne Parry, Stephen David Ricks
BRILL, 1996 - Religion - 279 pages
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This volume of conference papers presents new discoveries, updated information, and technological advances in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Two papers examine the identity of the messiahs in 4Q246 and 4Q521. A thorough analysis of scribal markings in the Dead Sea texts is presented. Biblical studies include multiple literary editions of biblical texts, the book of Numbers at Qumran, and the appearance of the Tetragrammaton in 4QSama texts. The notions of judgment and salvation according to "Sapiential Work A" are thoroughly examined, and the relationship of the six "Barki Nafshi" texts is carefully considered. New developments in the field of Dead Sea Scrolls studies include the Dead Sea Scrolls Database and DNA studies on the scrolls themselves.
 

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Contents

Florentino Garcia Martinez Two Messianic Figures
14
Emanuel Tov Scribal Markings in the Texts from
41
Reflections
78
Donald W Parry 4QSama and the Tetragrammaton
106
Judgment
126
Scott R Woodward Gila Kahila Patricia Smith Charles
215
Donald W Parry and Steven W Booras The Dead
239
Passages
253
Subjects
268
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About the author (1996)

Donald W. Parry, Ph.D., is Assistant Professor of Hebrew, Brigham Young University. He works as an editor of the Dead Sea Scrolls publication project, assisting Frank Moore Cross with the Samuel texts. Among Parry's published books is "Temples of the Ancient World: Ritual and Symbolism" Stephen D. Ricks, Ph.D. (1982) in Near Eastern Religions, University of California at Berkeley and Graduate Theological Union, is Professor of Hebrew and Semitic Languages, Brigham Young University. He has published on Semitic philology and temples in the Ancient Near East.

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