Book Reviews / Dead Sea Discoveries 16 (2009) 117–154 139 Discerning Wisdom: The Sapiential Literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls . By Matthew J. Goﬀ. VTSup 116. Leiden: Brill, 2007. Hardcover. Pp. xv + 372. € 125/ US$ 186. ISBN 9004147497. The Qumran manuscripts containing wisdom texts are very fragmentary and often diﬃcult to transcribe, translate, and interpret. In 1996 I provided for a general audience a sketch of what could be said with some certainty about these works under the title Wisdom Texts from Qumran (London: Routledge). I described it as “only a beginning” (91). Now some ten year later, after the full publication of these texts in the DJD series and many scholarly treatments of them, Goﬀ, Assistant Professor of religion at Florida State University and author of The Worldly and Heavenly Wisdom of 4QInstruction (STDJ 10; Leiden: Brill, 2003), has written for a more specialized audience a comprehensive and up-to- date synthesis regarding the content of the Qumran wisdom texts and recent research on them. It is exactly what is needed at the present time. It is both a repository of past research and an impetus to move forward in the study of these notoriously
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