Item description for Judaism in Late Antiquity 5. the Judaism of Qumran: A Systemic Reading of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Volume One: Theory of Israel by Alan Avery-Peck, Jacob Neusner & Bruce D. Chilton...
The authors have asked of the documents of the Dead Sea Library found at Qumran a simple question: how does each participate in a single Judaic religious system? They propose a reading of the Scrolls from the hypothesis that all of them, in one way or another, rest upon one, authoritative, Judaism. Their analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls describes how diverse writings hold together to make a single coherent statement, to stand for a religious system possessed of integrity and wisdom. This account of the world view of Judaism covers principal questions addressed to any Judaic religious system: the doctrine of God, the Torah, and matters of history, wisdom, and mysticism. When it comes to the way of life, they include the evidence of the material culture of the community as well as practical matters of religious conduct. How the community's world view comes to realization is suggested by its treatment of the calendar, by its provision of laws that concern women, by questions of cultic and secular purity, by its piety and forms of worship and views of Temple, sacrifice, and the like. Finally, with the community's definition of 'Israel' and of itself in relationship to 'Israel', inclusive of Israelites excluded from this 'Israel', an account is gained of the theory of who and what is Israel that animates the particular Judaism represented in these writings.
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Studio: Brill Academic Pub
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 9.78" Width: 6.48" Height: 0.73" Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Release Date Dec 7, 2000
Publisher Brill Academic Publishers
ISBN 9004120017 ISBN13 9789004120013
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More About Alan Avery-Peck, Jacob Neusner & Bruce D. Chilton
Alan J. Avery-Peck is Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Judaic Studies at the College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, Massachusetts. He has published four volumes of translation and commentary on Rabbinic treatises and, along with Jacob Neusner and William S. Green, is an editor of The Encyclopaedia of Judaism (Brill 1999). Jacob Neusner, Ph.D., Columbia University, is Research Professor of Religion and Theology at Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY. He has published more than 800 books and is Editor of The Brill Reference Library of Ancient Judaism: Studies in Ancient Judaism (University Press of America); Academic Studies in the History of Judaism, Academic Studies on Religion and the Social Order, and International Studies in Formative Christianity and Judaism (all published by Global Publications, SUNY, Binghamton).
Alan Avery-Peck has an academic affiliation as follows - Kraft-Hiatt Professor in Judaic Studies at The College of the Holy Cro.