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John J. Collins and Gregory E. Sterling, eds.,with the collaboration of Ruth Clements. Sapiential Perspectives: Wisdom Literature in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceedings of the Sixth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 20-22 May, 2001. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 51. Leiden: Brill, 2004.


TABLE OF CONTENTS

Preface

    Revealed Wisdom: From the Bible to Qumran
    ALEXANDER ROFE
    1

    Wisdom Literature and its Relation to Other Genres: From Ben Sira to Mysteries
    MENAHEM KISTER
    13

    The Eschatologizing of Wisdom in the Dead Sea Scrolls
    JOHN J. COLLINS
    49

    Priestly Sages? The Milieus of Origin of 4QMysteries and 4QInstruction
    TORLEIF ELGVIN
    67

    Halakhic Elements in the Sapiential Texts from Qumran
    LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN
    89

    The Categories of Rich and Poor in the Qumran Sapiential Literature
    BENJAMIN G. WRIGHT III
    101

    What is the Book of Hagu?
    CANA WERMAN
    125

    4QTime of Righteousness in Context
    ARSTEIN JUSTNES
    141

    Appendix: 4Q215a, Frgs. 1, 2, 3, and 4-Text and Notes
    TORLEIF ELGVIN and ARSTEIN JUSTNES
    162

    Is There a Common Ethic in Second Temple Judaism?
    GREGORY E. STERLING
    171



    Index of Modern Authors
    195
    Index of Ancient Sources
    198