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Qumran Studies

Philip Davies

in The Oxford Handbook of Biblical Studies

Published in print April 2006 | ISBN: 9780199254255
Published online April 2009 |

Series: Oxford Handbooks in Religion and Theology

Qumran Studies

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This chapter discusses the importance of the scrolls from the Qumran for understanding the Hebrew Bible. It first looks at Qumran evidence for the Bible itself relating to the emergence of a scriptural canon and the textural characteristics of its components. It examines the way in which the Qumran literature extends scripture through rewriting and interpretation, and then considers the broader issues raised by the Scrolls about the nature and function of the Jewish scriptures.

Keywords: scrolls; manuscripts; Hebrew Bible; Judaism; Jewish scripture; canons

Chapter.  4039 words. 

Subjects: Religious Studies ; Biblical Studies

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