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orion Talmon and the Qumran "Library"

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First, I would like to apologize if mail was bounced back from my account to
the list as my college's internet connection was down for a week.

Second, in his essay ³The Community of the Renewed Covenant: Between Judaism
and Christianity² Talmon notes his reticence to use "library" as a technical
term for describing the Qumran scrolls (p. 7 fn. 12). The reference he gives
for his full discussion of this issue is "The Essential 'Community of the
Renewed Covenant': How should Qumran Studies Proceed?" in Paper of the
Library of Congress Qumran Symposium. Now as far as I know, the essay
actually appeared in Geschichte-Tradition-Reflection,1 Judentum, eds. H.
Cancik, et al. Tübingen: J. C. B. Mohr (Paul Siebeck), 1996, though I do not
have access to this volume.

Is anyone familiar with the essay and could give me the reasons why he is
reticent to use the term "library" when discussing the scrolls.

Thanks in advance.

Tyler F. Williams
Assistant Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible, NABC/EBS
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