Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XIII. Qumran Cave 4: VIII: Parabiblical Texts, Part I by Emanuel Tov

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XIII. Qumran Cave 4: VIII: Parabiblical Texts, Part I

EditorEmanuel Tov

Hardcover | February 1, 1990

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This volume contains a collection of compositions from cave 4 at Qumran. These compositons, written during the Second Temple period, are linked to the Hebrew Bible through text, characters, themes, or genre. Some of them present a reworking, rewriting, or paraphrase of biblical books. Of thesetexts, Reworked Pentateuch is probably closest to the biblcial books, while Jubilees is somewhat more removed from the text of the Hebrew Bible. Furthest removed from the biblical text in this volume are A Prayer for Enosh and ParaKings. Among the texts here published, Jubilees was known previouslyfrom Greek and Ethiopic translations, while Prayer for Enosh, Reworked Pentateuch, ParaKings, and the Commentary on Genesis-Exodus are hitherto unknown, All these documents greatly enhance our understanding of biblical interpretation during the Second Temple Period and of the phenomenon ofpseudepigraphy (writing in the name of a famous biblical or religious character) so prevalent in antiquity.

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Emanuel Tov is J. L. Magnes Professor of the Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Editor-in-Chief of the Discoveries in the Judean Desert series.

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Title:Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XIII. Qumran Cave 4: VIII: Parabiblical Texts, Part IFormat:HardcoverDimensions:480 pages, 12.13 × 9.17 × 1.5 inPublished:February 1, 1990Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198267606

ISBN - 13:9780198267607

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All the material included in this volume, neither straightforwardly biblical nor strictly sectarian, will be important for understanding the nature of the Qumran library as a whole and the particular group which owned it, as Dead Sea Scrolls research moves into the twenty-first century. - J.Campbell in Palestine Exploration Quarterly 1999