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The Book of Giants from Qumran (review)

The Book of Giants from Qumran (review) THE BOOK OF GIANTS FROM QUMRAN. By Loren T. Stuckenbruck. Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 63. pp. xvi + 289. TUbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997. Cloth, DM 198.00. Loren Stuckenbruck has provided the scholarly world with a most welcome edition of the Qumran fragments of the Enochic Book of Giants (the Book of Giants). The book opens with a short history of research (pp. 1-10). The author acknowledges his debt to his predecessors: Milik, Starcky, Beyer, Reeves and Garcia Martinez. Thereafter he the proposed reconstructions (by the three latter authors) of the sequence of the fragments and outline of the book as a whole, before presenting his own reconstruction (pp. 11-23), for which he argues later in the book. Then follows a discussion of the book's character: its relation to the Book of Watchers, date, provenance and purpose (pp. 24-40). The main part of the book is an edition of all Qumran fragments assigned by the author to the Book of Giants ("certainly, probably and plausibly"; pp. 41-213). Photographs of the fragments are not included, neither is there a detailed discussion of paleography and orthography. The book closes with a discussion of manuscripts whose suggested identification with the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Hebrew Studies National Association of Professors of Hebrew

The Book of Giants from Qumran (review)

Hebrew Studies , Volume 41 (1) – Oct 5, 2000

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THE BOOK OF GIANTS FROM QUMRAN. By Loren T. Stuckenbruck. Texte und Studien zum Antiken Judentum 63. pp. xvi + 289. TUbingen: Mohr Siebeck, 1997. Cloth, DM 198.00. Loren Stuckenbruck has provided the scholarly world with a most welcome edition of the Qumran fragments of the Enochic Book of Giants (the Book of Giants). The book opens with a short history of research (pp. 1-10). The author acknowledges his debt to his predecessors: Milik, Starcky, Beyer, Reeves and Garcia Martinez. Thereafter he the proposed reconstructions (by the three latter authors) of the sequence of the fragments and outline of the book as a whole, before presenting his own reconstruction (pp. 11-23), for which he argues later in the book. Then follows a discussion of the book's character: its relation to the Book of Watchers, date, provenance and purpose (pp. 24-40). The main part of the book is an edition of all Qumran fragments assigned by the author to the Book of Giants ("certainly, probably and plausibly"; pp. 41-213). Photographs of the fragments are not included, neither is there a detailed discussion of paleography and orthography. The book closes with a discussion of manuscripts whose suggested identification with the

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Published: Oct 5, 2000

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