Item description for Debating Qumran: Collected Essays on Its Archaeology (Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion, 4) by Jodi Magness...
This volume gathers together eight previously papers by Jodi Magnes, all of which have been completely revised to take account of recent developments in Qumran archaeology and research into the Dead Sea Scrolls. The heavily annotated papers consider such subjects as: the ceramic evidence for the Qumran community; Qumran as a villa rustica; the chronology of the settlement in the Herodian period; the chronology of Qumran, Ein Feshkha and Ein el-Ghuweir; the excavation of a toilet at Qumran and the discovery of a hoard of coins; the evidence for communal meals and sacred space at Qumran; skeletal and artefactual evidence for the presence or otherwise of women; the evidence of the jars in which the scrolls were deposited.
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Jodi Magness is the Kenan Distinguished Professor for Teaching Excellence in Early Judaism in the Department of Religious Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She is the author and editor of several books, including Stone and Dung, Oil and Spit: Jewish Daily Life in the Time of Jesus (2011), The Archaeology of the Early Islamic Settlement in Palestine (2003) and The Archaeology of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls (2002).
Jodi Magness has an academic affiliation as follows - University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.