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The Dead Sea and the Jordan River

The Dead Sea and the Jordan River Pdf/ePub eBook Author: ,
Editor: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253019591
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The Dead Sea and the Jordan River by , Summary

For centuries travelers have been drawn to the stunning and mysterious Dead Sea and Jordan River, a region which is unlike any other on earth in its religious and historical significance. In this exceptionally engaging and readable book, Barbara Kreiger chronicles the natural and human history of these storied bodies of water, drawing on accounts by travelers, pilgrims, and explorers from ancient times to the present. She conveys the blend of spiritual, touristic, and scientific motivations that have driven exploration and describes the modern exploitation of the lake and the surrounding area through mineral extraction and agriculture. Today, both lake and river are in crisis, and stewardship of these water resources is bound up with political conflicts in the region. The Dead Sea and the Jordan River combines history, literature, travelogue, and natural history in a way that makes it hard to put down.

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament Pdf/ePub eBook Author: George J. Brooke
Editor: Fortress Press
ISBN: 9781451408447
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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the New Testament by George J. Brooke Summary

Brooke illuminates the first-century world shared by the Qumran community and the writers of the New Testament. The Dead Sea Scrolls have provided Old Testament scholars with an enormous wealth of data for textual criticism as well as theology. But, as Brooke skillfully demonstrates, New Testament scholars can use the Scrolls to learn more about the linguistic, historical, religious, and social contexts of Palestine in the first century. A wide range of topics and themes is discussed, including Matthew's Beatitudes, the lost song of Miriam, Levi and the Levites, women's authority, and the use of scripture in the parable of the vineyard.

Merle of Nazareth

Merle of Nazareth Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mike Nawrocki
Editor: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
ISBN: 1496449754
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Merle of Nazareth by Mike Nawrocki Summary

The Dead Sea Squirrels are back! Mike Nawrocki brings his signature humor and storytelling expertise to the newest installment in the beloved series. Merle and Pearl have been squirrelnapped and taken to Israel. Even though Michael, Justin, and Sadie have just started 5th grade, they convince their parents that a trip to Israel will be an educational experience, especially since Michael's mom is a teacher and can help them keep up with their schoolwork. Nazareth is the first stop for Merle and Pearl’s squirrelnapper. The kids are able to track Merle and Pearl to Nazareth, the town where Joseph and Mary lived before the birth of Jesus. Then the squirrels learn that the black-market artifact collector will be moving them to Bethlehem and manage to leave a clue for the kids as to where they are going. Will the kids find Merle and Pearl in time, or will the squirrelnapper get away again?

Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Edmund Wilson
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466899603
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Israel and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Edmund Wilson Summary

“Reading him, it is not difficult to imagine the ardor with which Edmund Wilson pursued his complex subject; it was the kind of subject he had always liked best, involving as it did history, politics, ancient lore, and all his faculties for imaginative reconstruction and historical analysis ... No book quite like this has been written in our century.” —Leon Edel

The Dead Sea Scrolls

The Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Arthur E. Palumbo
Editor: Algora Publishing
ISBN: 0875862985
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Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Paleographical dating has tended to downplay the Scrolls' importance and to distance them from the personages of earliest Christianity, but a carefully worked out theory based on radiocarbon dating and other tests connects.

The Genesis Creation Account in the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Genesis Creation Account in the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeremy D. Lyon
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The Genesis Creation Account in the Dead Sea Scrolls by Jeremy D. Lyon Summary

The Dead Sea Scrolls continue to shed ancient light on both the text and interpretation of the Hebrew Bible during the Second Temple period. Among the scrolls are several copies of Genesis dating from the first century BC to the mid-first century AD that contain portions of text from the creation account. These fragmentary copies have provided an unprecedented glimpse into the condition of the text in antiquity and have also provided a unique window into certain scribal practices in the copying of the text. In addition, several texts from Qumran contain the most ancient surviving interpretations of the Genesis creation account, dating from the mid-second century BC to the first century AD. A literary analysis of these texts reveals how ancient Jews interpreted and employed the creation account. These diverse texts address issues such as the creation of various entities (the universe, angels, Eden, humanity), Adam's dominion and knowledge in Eden, God's election of Israel on the first Sabbath, the prohibition in the garden and Adam's rebellion, and the Garden of Eden as an archetype of the sanctuary.

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Casey Deryl Elledge
Editor: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589831837
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The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls

The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Joseph A. Fitzmyer
Editor: Paulist Press
ISBN: 9780809146154
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Since 1957, Joseph Fitzmyer, S.J., has done extensive study and research on the Dead Sea Scrolls, along with having written many publications on this topic. The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the considerations and implications of how these important and historically significant findings impact biblical studies and ancient archaeology are presented by this renowned scholar. The Impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls offers informative, important background understanding and insightful reading that will appeal especially to students of the Bible and those interested in ancient archaeology. Book jacket.

Noah Traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Noah Traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Dorothy M. Peters
Editor: Society of Biblical Lit
ISBN: 1589833902
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Noah Traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls by Dorothy M. Peters Summary

As father of all humanity and not exclusively of Israel, Noah was a problematic ancestor for some Jews in the Second Temple period. His archetypical portrayals in the Dead Sea Scrolls, differently nuanced in Hebrew and Aramaic, embodied the tensions for groups that were struggling to understand both their distinctive self-identities within Judaism and their relationship to the nations among whom they lived. Dually located within a trajectory of early Christian and rabbinic interpretation of Noah and within the Jewish Hellenistic milieu of the Second Temple period, this study of the Noah traditions in the Dead Sea Scrolls illuminates living conversations and controversies among the people who transmitted them and promises to have implications for ancient questions and debates that extended considerably beyond the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Hebrew Union College and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Hebrew Union College and the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jason Kalman
Editor: ISD LLC
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Hebrew Union College and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Jason Kalman Summary

The bare outline of the story of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls is well known both to scholars and in the popular imagination. The precise details--the sequence and causal interplay of events, even some of the key players behind the scenes--are less well known and sometimes completely forgotten or misconstrued. The recovery of this history in all its complexity is vital for understanding how and why scholarly work on the Scrolls developed as it did over the six decades during which the texts were slowly published. Jason Kalman recovers the fascinating story of Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion's involvement with the Dead Sea Scrolls from their discovery in 1948 until the early 1990s when they were first made accessible to all scholars and to the public. Scholars at HUC-JIR actively participated in efforts to acquire and preserve the manuscripts and played a significant part in breaking the monopoly of scholars initially assigned to publish them. Despite these activities, a number of HUC-JIR's influential teachers took a negative view of the scrolls. As a consequence, rabbinical students either did not encounter the material or left the institution with a view of it that was far from the mainstream. This book traces the activities of HUC-JIR's administration and faculty over five decades, the contribution they made to the new academic field, and their influence on how knowledge of the Dead Sea Scrolls was shared with the community at large. Many details about security negatives stored at HUC and about the bootleg reconstruction are revealed for the first time.

New Frontiers in Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research

New Frontiers in Dead Sea Paleoenvironmental Research Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Yehouda Enzel,Amotz Agnon,Mordechai Stein
Editor: Geological Society of America
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Dead Sea Transform Fault System: Reviews

Dead Sea Transform Fault System: Reviews Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Zvi Garfunkel,Zvi Ben-Avraham,Elisa Kagan
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 9401788723
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Dead Sea Transform Fault System: Reviews by Zvi Garfunkel,Zvi Ben-Avraham,Elisa Kagan Summary

The Dead Sea transform is an active plate boundary connecting the Red Sea seafloor spreading system to the Arabian-Eurasian continental collision zone. Its geology and geophysics provide a natural laboratory for investigation of the surficial, crustal and mantle processes occurring along transtensional and transpressional transform fault domains on a lithospheric scale and related to continental breakup. There have been many detailed and disciplinary studies of the Dead Sea transform fault zone during the last 20 years and this book brings them together. This book is an updated comprehensive coverage of the knowledge, based on recent studies of the tectonics, structure, geophysics, volcanism, active tectonics, sedimentology and paleo and modern climate of the Dead Sea transform fault zone. It puts together all this new information and knowledge in a coherent fashion.

The Dead Sea Scrolls for a New Millennium

The Dead Sea Scrolls for a New Millennium Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Phillip R. Callaway
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
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The Dead Sea Scrolls for a New Millennium by Phillip R. Callaway Summary

In the chapter on the pseudepigrapha and apocrypha, Callaway emphasizes the rich literary production of the mid- to late Second Temple period, with sections on Enoch, Jubilees, the Genesis Apocryphon, a Genesis commentary, the Reworked Pentateuch, targums on Leviticus and Job, the Temple Scroll, the New Jerusalem, an Apocryphon of Joshua, the psalms, various works of wisdom, Tobit, Ben Sira, the Epistle of Jeremiah, and the Greek fragments from cave 7. The chapter on the Community Scrolls deals with the Damascus Document, the Rule of the Community and its appendages, a Hybrid Rule, the Rule of War, the Thanksgiving Hymns, Florilegium, Testimonia, Melchizedek, the pesher commentaries on Habakkuk, Nahum, and Psalm 37, Ordinances, Calendar texts, Some Works of the Law, the Angelic Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice, and the phylacteries.

John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls

John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Mary L. Coloe,Tom Thatcher
Editor: Society of Biblical Lit
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John, Qumran, and the Dead Sea Scrolls by Mary L. Coloe,Tom Thatcher Summary

The Dead Sea Scrolls reveal a Palestinian form of Second Temple Judaism in which the seeds of Johannine Christianity may have first sprouted. Although many texts from the Judean Desert are now widely available, the Scrolls have had little part in discussions of the Johannine literature over the past several decades. The essays in this book, ranging from focused studies of key passages in the Fourth Gospel to its broader social world, consider the past and potential impact of the Scrolls on Johannine studies in the context of a growing interest in the historical roots of the Johannine tradition and the origins and nature of the “Johannine community” and its relationship to mainstream Judaism. Future scholarship will be interested in connections between the Gospel of John and the Scrolls and also in Qumran Judaism and Johannine Christianity as parallel religious movements. The contributors are Mary L. Coloe and Tom Thatcher, Eileen Schuller, Paul N. Anderson, John Ashton, George J. Brooke, Brian J. Capper, Hannah K. Harrington, Loren T. Stuckenbruck, and James H. Charlesworth.

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Timothy H. Lim
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0191084956
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The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction by Timothy H. Lim Summary

Since their discovery in 1947, the Dead Sea Scrolls have become an icon in popular culture that transcends their status as ancient Jewish manuscripts. Everyone has heard of the Scrolls, but amidst the conspiracies, the politics, and the sensational claims, it can be difficult to separate the myths from the reality. In this Very Short introductions, Timothy Lim discusses the cultural significance of the finds, and the religious, political and legal controversies during the seventy years of study since the discovery. He also looks at the contribution the Scrolls have made to our understanding of the Old Testament or Hebrew Bible, and the origins of early Christianity. Exploring the most recent scholarly discussions on the archaeology of Khirbet Qumran, and the study of the biblical texts, the canon, and the history of the Second Temple Period, he considers what the scrolls reveal about sectarianism in early Judaism. Was the archaeological site of Qumran a centre of monastic life, a fortress, a villa, or a pottery factory? Why were some of their biblical texts so different from the ones that we read today? Did they have 'a Bible'? Who were the Essenes and why did they think that humanity is to be divided between 'the sons of light' and those in darkness? And, finally, do the Scrolls reflect the teachings of the earliest followers of Jesus? ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Ascender Vol. 2: The Dead Sea

Ascender Vol. 2: The Dead Sea Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jeff Lemire
Editor: Image Comics
ISBN: 1534318178
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Ascender Vol. 2: The Dead Sea by Jeff Lemire Summary

"The hit fantasy series from powerhouse creative team JEFF LEMIRE & DUSTIN NGUYEN continues! After a bruising attempt to escape from the planet Sampson, Andy finds himself in the clutches of the Militia, which means the murderous Mother can’t be far behind. Meanwhile, his daughter Mila has booked passage on a ship piloted by none other than the irascible Captain Telsa. And while Vampires may rule this strange galaxy, they’re no match for Kanto, the Blood Scrapper—the most badass vampire hunter in the universe! Collects ASCENDER #6-10 "

Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Essays

Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Essays Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Jonathan S. Nkhoma
Editor: African Books Collective
ISBN: 999602704X
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Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls and other Essays by Jonathan S. Nkhoma Summary

Jonathan Nkhoma, in this scholarly collection of essays, enriches the reader with different interesting windows on how one can unearth the riches contained in some of the New Testament writings. The first two essays underscore the importance of placing the New Testament in a proper context and attempt to construct this context by discussing the historical background and the theological understanding of the Qumran Covenanters as derived from the Dead Sea Scrolls. Jonathan Nkhoma treats many aspects touching the proper interpretation of the New Testament writings. For example, he shows how the sacramental rituals of washing and eating together in the Qumran Community add meaning to the same rituals carried over to the New Testament. The significance of table fellowship is treated in greater depth in a subsequent essay. Throughout the various essays the question of the historicity of the various texts is treated in a succinct way and the author is able to come to some helpful conclusions drawing on the previous work of many well know scholars. The later essays tackle the very difficult question of martyrdom and Jonathan Nkhoma delves into the history of two particular cases in order to shed light on this difficult subject. All essays are written in impeccable English which flows in an easy style. This collection of essays would be invaluable to anyone who would wish to make a serious study of the New Testament writings.

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?

Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Pdf/ePub eBook Author: Norman Golb
ISBN: 1456608428
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Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? by Norman Golb Summary

Dr. Norman Golb's classic study on the origin of the Dead Sea Scrolls is now available online. Since their earliest discovery in 1947, the Scrolls have been the object of fascination and extreme controversy. Challenging traditional dogma, Golb has been the leading proponent of the view that the Scrolls cannot be the work of a small, desert-dwelling fringe sect, as various earlier scholars had claimed, but are in all likelihood the remains of libraries of various Jewish groups, smuggled out of Jerusalem and hidden in desert caves during the Roman siege of 70 A. D. Contributing to the enduring debate sparked by the book's original publication in 1995, this digital edition contains additional material reporting on new developments that have led a series of major Israeli and European archaeologists to support Golb's basic conclusions. In its second half, the book offers a detailed analysis of the workings of the scholarly monopoly that controlled the Scrolls for many years, and discusses Golb's role in the struggle to make the texts available to the public. Pleading for an end to academic politics and a commitment to the search for truth in scrolls scholarship, Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? sets a new standard for studies in intertestamental history "This book is 'must reading'.... It demonstrates how a particular interpretation of an ancient site and particular readings of ancient documents became a straitjacket for subsequent discussion of what is arguably the most widely publicized set of discoveries in the history of biblical archaeology...." Dr. Gregory T. Armstrong, 'Church History' Golb "gives us much more than just a fresh and convincing interpretation of the origin and significance of the Qumran Scrolls. His book is also... a fascinating case-study of how an idee fixe, for which there is no real historical justification, has for over 40 years dominated an elite coterie of scholars controlling the Scrolls...." Daniel O'Hara, 'New Humanist'

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls Pdf/ePub eBook Author: John J. Collins
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1134757506
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Apocalypticism in the Dead Sea Scrolls by John J. Collins Summary

Since the photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls were released in 1992, there has been an explosion of interest in them. This volume explores the issue of apocalypticism in the Scrolls; how the notions of the 'end', Messianic expectation and eternal life affected the Dead Sea sect, influenced Judaism and filtered into Christianity. Collins' volume provides a valuable and accessible introduction to the interpretation of the Scrolls, which is an informative addition to the series examining the major themes of the Scroll texts.