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Esther G. Chazon and Betsy Halpern-Amaru, with Ruth A. Clements, eds. New Perspectives on Old Texts: Proceedings of the Tenth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 9–11 January, 2005. Studies in the Texts of the Desert of Judah 88. Leiden: Brill, 2010.

 

CONTENTS

Preface ................................................................................................. vii
Abbreviations ...................................................................................... ix

NEW APPROACHES

Exile and Self-Identity in the Qumran Sect and in Hellenistic
Judaism ............................................................................................. 3
Noah Hacham
The Legacy of the Teacher of Righteousness in the Dead Sea
Scrolls ............................................................................................... 23
Loren T. Stuckenbruck
Ritual Density in Qumran Practice: Ablutions in the Serekh
Ha-Yah?ad ......................................................................................... 51
Michael A. Daise
From Enoch to John the Essene—An Analysis of Sect
Development: 1 Enoch, Jubilees, and the Essenes ..................... 67
Eyal Regev

INNOVATIVE READINGS

Education and Wisdom in the Dead Sea Scrolls in Light of their
Background in Antiquity .............................................................. 97
Bilhah Nitzan
The Use of Scripture in 1Q/4QMysteries ........................................ 117
Torleif Elgvin
“Memory and Manuscript”: Books, Scrolls, and the Tradition
of the Qumran Texts ..................................................................... 133
Lawrence H. Schiffman
The Wood-Offering: The Convoluted Evolution of a Halakhah in
Qumran and Rabbinic Law .......................................................... 151
Cana Werman

REASSESSING OLD PERSPECTIVES

Further Reflections on a Divine and Angelic Humanity in the
Dead Sea Scrolls .............................................................................. 185
Crispin H. T. Fletcher-Louis
The Polemic against the T?evul Yom: A Reexamination ............... 199
Martha Himmelfarb
Qumran and the Genealogy of Western Mysticism ..................... 215
Philip S. Alexander

Index of Modern Authors ................................................................. 237
Index of Ancient Sources .................................................................. 240