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Esther G. Chazon, with the collaboration of Ruth Clements and Avital Pinnick, eds. Liturgical Perspectives: Prayer and Poetry in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Proceedings of the Fifth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, 19-23 January 2000. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah. Leiden: Brill. Forthcoming 2003.



Preface
vii
Abbreviations x

    Qumran Laments and the Study of Lament Literature
    ADELE BERLIN
    1

    Poetry and Prose in 4Q371–373 Narrative and Poetic Composition a,b,c
    MOSHE BERNSTEIN
    19

    Human and Angelic Prayer in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls
    ESTHER CHAZON
    35

    Qumran and the Roots of the Rosh Hashanah Liturgy
    TORLEIF ELGVIN
    49

    Apotropaic Prayers in the Second Temple Period
    ESTHER ESHEL
    69

    Another Fragment (3a) of 4QShirot 'Olat Ha-Shabbat b (4Q401)
    HANAN ESHEL
    89

    A Temple Prayer for Fast Days
    DAVID LEVINE
    95

    Prayers for Peace in the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Traditional Jewish Liturgy
    BILHAH NITZAN
    113

    The Second Temple Period, Qumran Research, and Rabbinic Liturgy: Some Contextual and Linguistic Comparisons
    STEFAN REIF
    133

    Communal Prayer at Qumran and Among the Rabbis: Certainties and Uncertainties
    RICHARD SARASON
    151

    Some Reflections on the Function and Use of Poetical Texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls
    EILEEN SCHULLER
    173

    The Number of Psalms in 1QHodayot a and Some of their Sections
    HARTMUT STEGEMANN
    191

    Ma'amadot: A Second Temple Non-Temple Liturgy
    JOSEPH TABORY
    235

    The Litany ‘Our God in Heaven’ and Its Precedents in the Dead Sea Scrolls
    MOSHE WEINFELD
    263

    Index of Modern Authors
    271
    Index of Ancient Sources
    275