History, Ideology and Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls 978-3-16-151021-2 - Mohr Siebeck
Theology

Devorah Dimant

History, Ideology and Bible Interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Collected Studies

[Geschichte, Weltanschauung und Bibeldeutung in den Schriftrollen vom Toten Meer. Gesammelte Studien.]

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Devorah Dimant deals with major themes developed in the Dead Sea Scrolls, such as the nature and contents of the Scrolls collection, the specific community that owned it, its history and its literature. She also discusses the Aramaic texts and the apocryphal and pseudepigraphic works found among the Scrolls, as well as the present state of research on the Scrolls.
In this volume Devorah Dimant assembles twenty-seven thoroughly updated and partly rewritten articles discussing various aspects of the Dead Sea Scrolls that she published over the past three decades. An introductory essay written especially for this volume surveys the present state of research on the Scrolls. Dealing with major themes developed in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the author reflects the rapid expansion and change of perspective that has taken place in research on the collection in recent years following its full publication. Among the topics treated are the nature and contents of the Scrolls collection as a whole, the specific literature of the community that owned this collection, the Aramaic texts and the apocryphal and pseudepigraphic works found therein. Each of these chapters contains an inventory list of the texts under discussion. In the article on the entire Scrolls collection she provides an updated inventory and analysis of all the Dead Sea Scrolls. Besides these general surveys, the volume includes discussions of particular themes such as the history of the community related to the Scrolls, its self-image and particular interpretation of biblical prophecies, and its notion of time. In addition, various previously unknown apocryphal works found among the Scrolls are analyzed, such as Pseudo-Ezekiel (4Q385–4Q386,4Q388), Apocryphon of Jeremiah C (4Q385a-4Q390), Apocryphon of Joshua (4Q522), Pesher on the Periods (4Q180, with a fresh edition), and a new edition and interpretation of the Words of Benjamin (4Q548).
Authors/Editors

Devorah Dimant
Born 1939; studied Religion and Literature of Ancient Judaism; 1974 PhD; Professor emerita for Biblical Studies at the University of Haifa, Israel.

Reviews

The following reviews are known:

In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 95 (2015), S. 370–371 (Ch. Grappe)
In: Studia Biblica Athanasiana — 15 (2014), S. 121 (Geza Xeravits)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 58 (2014), S. 439
In: Orientalistische Literaturzeitung — 111 (2016), S. 344–345 (Michael Tilly)
In: Vestnik der St-Tichon-Universität — 55 (2014), S. 123–129
In: Review of Biblical Literature — http://bookreviews.org (09/2015) (Peter Porzig)
In: The Expository Times — 127 (2015), S. 40 (Anja Klein)
In: Journal of Jewish Studies — 68 (2017), S. 186–188 (Siam Bhayro)
In: Bibliotheca Orientalis — 73 (2016), S. 202–204 (P.B. Hartog)
In: The Qumran Chronicle — 21 (2013), S. 156–159 (Zdzislaw J. Kapera)
In: ProtoView — http://www.protoview.com
In: Religious Studies Review — 42 (2016), S. 35 (Matthew A. Collins)