Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XXVI. Qumran Cave 4: XIX: Serekh Ha-Yahad and Related Texts by Philip Alexander

Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XXVI. Qumran Cave 4: XIX: Serekh Ha-Yahad and Related…

EditorPhilip Alexander, Geza Vermes

Hardcover | July 1, 1998

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This volume presents the long-awaited edition of the Cave 4 manuscripts of Serekh Ha-Yahad or The Rule of the Community, in which the Essenes detailed the guidelines for membership in their community. Also known as the Manual of Discipline, a complete scroll was found in Cave 1 at Qumran andthis edition illuminates the textual and redactional history of Dead Sea literature. The document is extremely important for understanding the nature, practice, and ideology of the Qumran covenanters.

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Philip Alexander is a Professor of Jewish History at University of Manchester. Geza Vermes is Emeritus Professor of Jewish Studies at the University of Oxford.
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Title:Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume XXVI. Qumran Cave 4: XIX: Serekh Ha-Yahad and Related…Format:HardcoverPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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`a volume that reads like a seamless whole, rich with palaeographical, linguistic and historical information ... this official volume renders all others obsolete, stamped as it is by the sure hand and authoritative transcription, translation and commentary of the editors ... This volumeprovides many insights and corrections to previous scholarship ... exemplary in its presentation and discussion of one of the key texts of the Qumran community. Both Alexander, who prepared the plates himself, and Vermes deserve thanks for setting all future research on the Rule of the Community onsuch solid ground.'Timothy H Lim, Journal of Theological Studies 50:2 October 1999