Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls (Paperback)Alex P. Jassen (author)
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Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 500 g
Dimensions: 230 x 153 x 20 mm
'There is no doubt that the legal texts from Qumran have become a real focus of scrolls research in the relatively short time that all of them have been available. The contemporary emphasis on these texts reflects well their importance to the ancient community that owned them. Despite all the research that has been devoted to these works, Jassen approaches them in an original way. He knows the texts well, deals with issues of reading and reconstruction, interacts with the secondary literature adeptly, and explains the issues lucidly. Jassen works at a very high level.' James C. VanderKam, John A. O'Brien Professor of Hebrew Scriptures, University of Notre Dame, Indiana
'This volume fleshes out an important new research agenda which Jassen forcefully promoted in a 30-page article on 'The Presentation of the Ancient Prophets as Lawgivers at Qumran' that appeared in the Journal of Biblical Studies in 2008 ... The present volume consolidates this approach further by offering detailed case studies exploring legal hermeneutics of prophetic texts in the Scrolls and reflecting on the significance of those findings for the history of Jewish law and legal exegesis from the Second Temple period to the rabbis.' Charlotte Hempe, Journal of Jewish Studies
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