The Dead Sea Scrolls. Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations 978-3-16-149755-1 - Mohr Siebeck
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The Dead Sea Scrolls. Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations

Volume 7: Temple Scroll and Related Documents
Ed. by James H. Charlesworth and Henry W.M. Rietz and Loren L. Johns u.a.

[Die Schriftenrollen vom Toten Meer. Hebräische, aramäische und griechische Texte mit englischen Übersetzungen. Band 7: Die Schriftenrollen des Tempels und verwandte Dokumente.]

2011. XXVII, 414 pages.
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ISBN 978-3-16-149755-1
Published in English.
This series is the first critical and comprehensive edition of all the texts and English translations of the non-biblical Dead Sea Scrolls. Volume 7 contains improved readings of the Temple Scroll manuscripts.
The Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project is providing the first critical edition of all the Dead Sea Scrolls which are not copies of books in the Hebrew Bible (the so-called »Old Testament«) in 10 projected volumes along with 2 concordances. The format of the series is unique; each manuscript is presented with Hebrew, Aramaic or Greek text on the left page with facing English translation on the right. The series intends to be a standard reference work; thus, only probable reconstructions are made and the English translations are as literal as possible avoiding idiomatic renderings. Where a document is witnessed by more than one manuscript, each manuscript is presented separately. Critical notes help the reader to understand the text, variants, philological subtleties, and the translation. An introduction with selected bibliography precedes each document. The documents are prepared by an international team of over fifty scholars with the editors and their assistants providing consistency.
Volume 7 brings together for the first time all of the manuscript witnesses to the Temple Scroll. The Temple Scroll is the longest manuscript found in the Qumran Caves and perhaps the most important halakhic composition known from the Second Temple Period. The scroll presents itself as a rewritten Torah which begins with the renewal of the Sinaitic covenant and then turns to the building of the Temple. The document discusses the architecture of the Temple and its precincts, laws of sacrifice, priestly dues and tithes, the ritual calendar, festival offerings, ritual purity and impurity, sanctity of the Temple, laws of the king and the army, prophecy, foreign worship, witnesses, laws of war, and various marriage and sex laws.

James H. Charlesworth Born 1940; Lady Davis Professor at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem; Alexander von Humboldt Fellow, Universität Tübingen; Professor at Duke University; Fulbright Fellow at the University of Edinburgh; Annual Professor of the American Schools of Oriental Research in Jerusalem; McCarthy Professor in the Gregorianum; currently George L. Collord Professor of New Testament Language and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary; Director and Editor of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.

M. T. Davis No current data available.

Casey D. Elledge is Associate Professor of Religion at Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, Minnesota.

A. Gross No current data available.

S. Haile No current data available.

Loren L. Johns Born 1955; 1977–1985 Pastor; 1985–1988 Theology Book Editor; 1993–2000 Assistant and Associate Professor of Religion, Bluffton College, Ohio; 1998 PhD; Formerly Academic Dean and currently Associate Professor of New Testament, Associated Mennonite Biblical Seminary, Elkhart, Indiana.

Henry W. Morisada Rietz Born 1967; 2000 Ph.D. at Princeton Theological Seminary; currently Professor of Religious Studies, Grinnell College, Grinnell, Iowa; Associate Editor of the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.

Lawrence H. Schiffman No current data available.


The following reviews are known:

In: Mayeutica — 37 (2011), S. 144–146 (Enrique A. Eguiarte)
In: Salesianum — 74 (2012), S. 726–727 (Rafael Vicent)
In: Revue de Théologie et de Philosoph. — 143 (2011), S. 391–392 (Jean Borel)
In: Biblische Notizen — 159 (2013), S. 143–144 (József Zsengellér)
In: Jahrbuch f.Antike und Christentum — 55 (2012), S. 142–143 (Johann Maier)
In: The Qumran Chronicle — 2012, S. 170–172 (Phillip R. Callaway)
In: Revue d'histoire et de Philosophie Religieuses — 92 (2012), S. 502–503 (Ch. Grappe)
In: New Testament Abstracts — 57 (2013), S. 207
In: Studia Biblica Athanasiana — 14 (2013), S. 219–220 (X.G.)