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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
    3

    The Kittim in the War Scroll and in the Pesharim
    Hanan Eshel
    29

    Antiochus IV Epiphanes in Jerusalem
    Daniel R. Schwartz
    45

    Shelamzion in Qumran: New Insights
    Tal Ilan
    57

    Descriptions of the Jerusalem Temple in Josephus and the Temple Scroll
    Lawrence H. Schiffman
    69


    Community and Covenant

    The Concept of the Covenant in Qumran Literature
    Bilhah Nitzan
    85

    "[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
    105

    Communal Fasts in the Judean Desert Scrolls
    Noah Hacham
    127

    The Community of Goods among the First Christians and among the Essenes
    Justin Taylor
    147


    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
    165

    Analysis of Microscopic Material and the Stitching of the Dead Sea Scrolls: A Preliminary Study
    Azriel Gorski
    173

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

    179

    Index of Modern Authors
    187
    Index of Ancient Sources
    91