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Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Measuring Time
James C. Vanderkam

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Format: Paperback, 144pp.
ISBN: 0415165148
Publisher: Routledge
Pub. Date: December 1998

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Calendars in the Dead Sea Scrolls explores the evidence about the different uses of time-measurement in the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Hebrew Bible and other ancient Jewish texts. James C. VanderKam examines the pertinent texts, their sources and the different uses to which people put calendrical information in the Christian world. He argues that the scrolls indicate that a dispute about the correct calendar for dating festivals was one of the principal reasons for the separation of the authors of the scrolls from Jewish society.

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James C. VanderKam is Professor of Hebrew Scriptures at the University of Notre Dame. He is author of The Dead Sea Scrolls Today, (1994).

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Series editor's prefacevi
Prefaceviii
Part IIntroduction to Biblical and Post-Biblical Calendars
1The Hebrew Bible3
2Sources Later than the Hebrew Bible15
3Rabbinic Literature34
Part IIThe Calendars in the Qumran Texts
4The First Calendrical Hints43
5A History of Scholarship on the Qumran Calendars52
6The Calendrical Texts71
7Measuring and Symbolizing Longer Units of Time91
8Conclusions110
Notes117
Bibliography124
Index of Subjects129
Index of References132


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