Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XXII. Qumran Cave 4: XVII: Parabiblical Texts, Part 3

Hardcover | December 1, 1996

byGEORGE BROOKE, John Collins, Torleif Elgvin

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This volume contains a collection of compositions from Cave 4 at Qumran, written during the Second Temple period and linked to biblical texts through characters, themes, or genre. Some of these, such as the Levi Aramaic Document, Testament of Naphtali, and Prayer of Nabonidus, were knownpreviously from Greek and Aramaic manuscripts of the Apocrypha. The additional documents include PseudoDaniel, the Commentaries on Genesis, Commentary on Malachi, Apocryphon of Joshua, The Two Ways, Apocryphon of Elisha, Prayer of Mercy, and a number of small miscellaneous texts. All thesedocuments greatly enhance our understanding of the phenomenon of psuedepigraphy (written in the name of a famous biblical or religious character) and of biblical interpretation during the Second Temple period.

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This volume contains a collection of compositions from Cave 4 at Qumran, written during the Second Temple period and linked to biblical texts through characters, themes, or genre. Some of these, such as the Levi Aramaic Document, Testament of Naphtali, and Prayer of Nabonidus, were knownpreviously from Greek and Aramaic manuscripts of...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:362 pages, 12.2 × 9.25 × 1.3 inPublished:December 1, 1996Publisher:Oxford University Press

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`Although a good number of the texts in this volume have already been published in preliminary form, the exemplary learning and care with which they are here presented continues to offer new challenges to the scholar of Second Temple Judaism.'George WE Nickelsburg, Brill, Leiden 1999