Reviews Time’s Books G ERSHON B RIN . The Concept of Time in the Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah, Volume 39. Leiden: Brill, 2001. 389 pp. Gershon Brin is a Professor of Biblical Studies at Tel Aviv University in Israel. But as the title of his book shows, he is not limiting his examination of issues related to time to the Bible. The book has been published in Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah, a series recognized for the publication of research on the ancient texts found in the south of Israel/Palestine, the most popular of which are the texts from Qumran, known as the Dead Sea Scrolls. For those not familiar with this subject, here is some basic background information: Between 1947 and 1956, several more or less complete scrolls and thousands of text- fragments were discovered in caves around the ancient settlement of Qumran, situated at the north-western shores of the Dead Sea. The texts were written in Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek, and while some of the scrolls were copies of texts that were known from the Hebrew-Aramaic Bible (the Old Testament), others
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