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David Goodblatt, Avital Pinnick, and Daniel R. Schwartz, eds. Historical Perspectives: From the Hasmoneans to Bar Kokhba in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceedings of the Fourth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 27-31 January 1999. Leiden: Brill, forthcoming.

    History of the Jews and Judaism

    Judean Nationalism in the Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    David Goodblatt

    The Kittim in the War Scroll and in the Pesharim
    Hanan Eshel

    Antiochus IV Epiphanes in Jerusalem
    Daniel R. Schwartz

    Shelamzion in Qumran: New Insights
    Tal Ilan

    Descriptions of the Jerusalem Temple in Josephus and the Temple Scroll
    Lawrence H. Schiffman

    Community and Covenant

    The Concept of the Covenant in Qumran Literature
    Bilhah Nitzan

    "[T]he[y] Did Not Read in the Sealed Book": Qumran Halakhic Revolution and the Emergence of Torah Study in Second Temple Judaism
    Adiel Schremer

    Communal Fasts in the Judean Desert Scrolls
    Noah Hacham

    The Community of Goods among the First Christians and among the Essenes
    Justin Taylor

    Natural Sciences and the Scrolls

    The Genetic Signature of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    Gila Kahila Bar-Gal, Charles Greenblatt, Scott R. Woodward, Magen Broshi, and Patricia Smith

    Analysis of Microscopic Material and the Stitching of the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Preliminary Study
    Azriel Gorski

    How Neutron Activation Analysis Can Assist Research into the Provenance of the Pottery at Qumran
    Jan Gunneweg and Marta Balla


    Index of Modern Authors
    Index of Ancient Sources