Reading and Re-Reading Scripture at Qumran (2 vol. set) - Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 107 (Hardback)Moshe Y. Bernstein (author)
Hardback 764 Pages / Published: 21/06/2013
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In Reading and Re-reading Scripture at Qumran, Moshe J. Bernstein gathers more than three decades of his work on diverse aspects of biblical interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls. The essays range from broad surveys of the genres of biblical interpretation in these texts to more narrowly focused studies and close readings of specific documents. Volume I focuses on the book of Genesis, with a substantial portion being dedicated to studies of the Genesis Apocryphon and Commentary on Genesis A. Volume II contains several historical and programmatic essays, with specific studies focusing on legal material in the DSS and the pesharim. Under the former rubric, the documents known as 4QReworked Pentateuch, 4QOrdinancesa, 4QMMT, and the Temple Scroll are discussed.
Number of pages: 764
Weight: 1521 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 53 mm
This collection of essays brings together in one convenient place the detailed insights of one of the leading experts in the interpretation of Scripture in the Second Temple period. The essays are beautifully crafted, thoroughly engaged with the primary texts, very well honed methodologically, and highly informative. These volumes are sure to become a key reference point not only for scholars of the Scrolls, but also for all those interested in the concerns and approaches of Jewish interpretation in the past. George J. Brooke, University of Manchester For some time I have been hoping Moshe Bernstein's essays, which are models of scholarship, would be gathered into a convenient collection and I am delighted that Brill has published thirty of them in this two-volume work. Reading and Rereading Scripture at Qumran is an exceedingly rich resource for the student of scriptural interpretation in the Scrolls. James C. VanderKam, University of Notre Dame In our constantly expanding appreciation of the place of scriptural interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and its important implications for what came before and after, the voice of Moshe Bernstein has been one of the most persistent, responsible, and respected. It is a singular service to the study of the history and literature of ancient Judaism for his many cutting-edge contributions to be available now in one place. These volumes demonstrate just how many and manifold have been the fruits of Moshe Bernstein's labors, as much for his defining of outer literary boundaries and as for his penetrating of inner exegetical dynamics. Steven Fraade, Yale University
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