Holman QuickSource Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls
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Book seven in a greatly successful, visually-driven yet content-rich reference series, the Holman QuickSource™ Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls gives the reader a strong overview and understanding of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their importance for Christianity as outlined by esteemed professor and author Craig A. Evans.
Topics covered will include the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, notes on the Dead Sea region, the contents and dates of the Scrolls, who wrote and gathered them, first and second generation scholars of the Scrolls, and more.
several other embellishments. The next hero in the Genesis Apocryphon is Abraham. The document says Abraham was explicitly warned in a dream that men would try to kill him in order to take his wife. When Pharaoh learned of Sarah’s beauty, he took her and tried to kill Abraham. Sarah then saved his life by claiming that Abraham was her relative. This retelling of the story alters the biblical account at key junctures in an attempt to avoid portraying Abraham as a deceiver. Only three columns
been the primary purpose of the community’s immense library, for we find many scrolls concerned with the meaning of the Law. The Rule also includes phrases saying “what has been revealed for each age . . . by what the prophets have revealed by His holy spirit,” which suggests that the community had a futuristic outlook. This in turn explains the community’s great interest in interpreting the prophets, as seen in their commentaries. Expounding on the Law of Moses appears to have been the primary
elements. Then he will sing praise to the King of holiness seven times with seven wondrous words of musical praise, together with seven psalms of blessing to Him, seven psalms of exaltation of His righteousness, seven psalms of glorification of His kingdom, seven psalms of praise of His glory, seven psalms of thanksgiving for His wondrous doings. (4Q404 frag. 1, lines 1–3, with restorations) One of the intriguing features of the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice is the frequent reference to
say, “I am reckoned with the angels” and “my glory [is reckoned] with that of the sons of the King.” (“Sons of the King” is another way of referring to the angels.) Thus the rhetorical question, “Who is comparable to me in my glory?” and “Who shall challenge me and compare with my judgment?” Because of what he has seen and heard in heaven, no one on earth (not even the priests in Jerusalem, who are corrupt) can challenge him.3 When others speak of heaven, they rely on conjecture. Not this
arise the Messiah of Aaron and of Israel” (CD 12:23–24; 14:19). The righteous “will escape in the time of punishment, but all the rest will be handed over to the sword when the Messiah of Aaron and of Israel come” (CD 19:10–11). The Rule of the Community espouses a similar view, declaring that the faithful men of their community would continue in study and obedience “until there come the Prophet and the Messiahs of Aaron and Israel” (1QS 9:10–11). According to the Rule of the Congregation, the