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The Religious Worldviews Reflected in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Proceedings of the Fourteenth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 28-30 May, 2013

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The Dead Sea Scrolls offer a window onto the rich theological landscape of Judaism in the Second Temple period. Through careful textual analysis, the authors of these twelve studies explore such topics as dualism and determinism, esoteric knowledge, eschatology and covenant, the nature of heaven and / or the divine, moral agency, and more; as well as connections between concepts expressed in the Qumran corpus and in later Jewish and Christian literature. The religious worldviews reflected in the Scrolls constitute part of the ideological environment of Second Temple Judaism; the analysis of these texts is essential for the reconstruction of that milieu. Taken together, these studies indicate the breadth and depth of theological reflection in the Second Temple period.

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Ruth A. Clements, Th.D. (1997), Harvard University Divinity School, is Head of Publications for the Orion Center and coeditor of New Approaches to the Study of Biblical Interpretation in Judaism of the Second Temple Period and in Early Christianity. Menahem Kister, Ph.D (1994), Hebrew University, is Professor in the Hebrew University Departments of Bible and Talmud. He has published widely on the Dead Sea Scrolls and related texts and is the editor of The Qumran Scrolls and Their World. Michael Segal, Ph.D. (2004), Hebrew University, is Professor in the Hebrew University's Department of Bible, and Head of the Hebrew University Bible Project. He has authored Dreams, Riddles, and Visions: Textual, Contextual, and Intertextual Approaches to the Book of Daniel.
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Edited by Menahem Kister Edited by Michael Segal Edited by Ruth E. Clements
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