Studies in Qumran Law and Thought

Joseph M Baumgarten, Ruth Clements (Editor), Daniel R Schwartz (Editor)

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The study of the laws of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the light of ancient rabbinic law, and vice versa, by a master of both corpora, sheds light on their interpretation, their history, and the spiritual stances they bespeak. The thirty-two studies united in this volume, a selection of Joseph M. Baumgarten's work in the three decades that followed the appearance of his Studies in Qumran Law (Brill, 1977), focus on legal concerns, both general and detailed, shared by the Qumran sectarians and the ancient rabbis-concerns that elicited responses that were sometimes similar, sometimes different, even to the extent of arousing polemics. An introductory essay by Lawrence H. Schiffman contextualizes the studies and points out the broader themes to which they relate.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden; Boston
Number of pages441
ISBN (Electronic)9004505083
StatePublished - 2022

Publication series

NameStudies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah Online Supplement 2021-2022

ULI publications

  • uli
  • Ain Fashkhe Scrolls
  • Bible -- Law
  • Biblical law
  • Civil law (Jewish law)
  • Dead Sea scrolls
  • Dead Sea scrolls -- Criticism, interpretation, etc
  • Halacha
  • Halakha
  • Handschriften Vom Toten Meer
  • Hebrew law
  • Holt-Tengeri Tekercsek
  • Jewish law
  • Jewish law -- in post-biblical literature
  • Jewish law in post-biblical literature
  • Jews -- Law -- Jewish law
  • Judaean Scrolls
  • Judean Scrolls
  • Kumran community
  • Law in the Bible
  • Law, Hebrew
  • Law, Jewish
  • Law, Mosaic
  • Manoscritos Do Mar Morto
  • Manoscritti del Mar Morto
  • Manoscritti di Qumran
  • Manuscrisele de la Marea Moarta
  • Manuscritos del Mar Muerto
  • Manuscrits de la mer Morte
  • Megillot genuzot
  • Mosaic law
  • Qumran community
  • Qumran scrolls
  • Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism
  • Rollender Dode Zee
  • Rukopisi Mrtvog Mora
  • Schriftrollen von Qumran
  • Torah law
  • Мегиллот генузот
  • Свитки Мертвого Моря
  • הלכה
  • מגילות גנוזות
  • מגילות ים המלח
  • מגילות מדבר יהודה
  • מגלות גנוזות
  • מגלות ים המלח
  • מגלות מדבר יהודה
  • الشريعة اليهودية (الهلخاة)


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