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Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls Measuring Time

by James C. Vanderkam

  • ISBN: 9780415165143
  • ISBN10: 0415165148

Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls Measuring Time

by James C. Vanderkam

  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish date: 12/01/1998
  • ISBN: 9780415165143
  • ISBN10: 0415165148
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Description: Table of Contents. Part I:Introduction to Biblical and Post-biblical Calendars. Chapter 1: The Hebrew Bible. A. Some important passages. B. The moon and the sun. C. Three systems for designating months. D. The festivals. E. The Gezer Calendar. F. Some debated issues.Chapter 2: Sources later than the Hebrew Bible. A. Elephantine papyri. B. The Samaria papryi. C. 1Enoch 72-82. D. Sirach E.The Book of Jubilees.Part II. Chapter 1: The first calendrical hints. A. Introduction. B. Calendrical information in the first scrolls and the Damascus Document.Chapter 2: A history of scholarship on the Qumran calendars. A. S. Talman. B. D.Barthelemy. C. A.Jaubert D. J.T.Milik. E. S.Talmon. F. J.Sanders. G. Y.Yadin.Chapter 3: The Calendrical texts. A. Introduction. B. The texts. C. A SundialChapter 4: Measuring and symbolizing longer units of time. A. Evidence from the Hebrew Bible. B. The scrolls.Chapter 4: Conclusion. A. Summary statements. B. A hypothetical sketch of the role of the calendar in Qumran origins. Bibliography.
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