This book is a collection of essays concerning the various methods by which the Dead Sea Scrolls are studied. After an introduction (“Tools for Our Work,” 1–10) by the editor Maxine Grossman, the work consists of the following essays: Sarianna Metso, “When the Evidence Does Not Fit: Method, Theory, and the Dead Sea Scrolls” (11–25); Eibert Tigchelaar, “Constructing, Deconstructing and Reconstructing Fragmentary Manuscripts: Illustrated by a Study of 4Q184 (4QWiles of the Wicked Woman)” (26–47); Martin G. Abegg, Jr., “The Linguistic Analysis of the Dead Sea Scrolls: More Than (Initially) Meets the Eye” (48–68); Bruce Zuckerman, “The Dynamics of Change in the Computer Imaging of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Inscriptions” (69–88); Jodi Magness, “Methods and Theories in the Archaeology of Qumran” (89–107); Hayim Lapin, “Dead Sea Scrolls and the Historiography of Ancient Judaism” (108–127); James R. Davila, “Counterfactual History and the Dead Sea Scrolls” (128–44); Eugene Ulrich, “Methodological Reflections on Determining Scriptural Status in First Century Judaism” (145–61); Charlotte Hempel, “Sources and Redaction in the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Growth of Ancient Texts” (162–81); Steve Delamarter, “Sociological Models for Understanding the Scribal Practices in the Biblical Dead Sea Scrolls” (182–97); Carol A. Newsom, “Rhetorical Criticism
Dead Sea Discoveries – Brill
Published: Jan 1, 2013
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