Used; Good. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square..................'Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text contains a valuable collection of essays which, at the time of its publication, comprised some of the foremost research in the study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their impact on Old Testament Studies. Each essay stands alone as a work of scholastic excellence. Readers who are familiar with more recent works will note that the contributors to Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text are familiar names in modern surveys of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Old Testament Textual Criticism. The chief reason the work deserves examination by contemporary scholars is the significance of the theories presented in the essays. Theories such as Frank Cross's well know hypothesis of local texts and Dominique Barthelemy's? a? ? e recension of the LXX remain notable hypotheses among current scholars. The original research found within Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text lays the groundwork for modern scholarship. The fact that Emanuel Tov's Textual Criticism of the Hebrew Bible, one of the seminal modern works on the history of the OT text, discusses every author who contributed to Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text speaks to its profound importance in contemporary scholarship. Some of the essays in Qumran and the History of the Biblical Text stand out as excellent examples of scholarship. Shemaryahu Talmon's essay "DSIa as a Witness to Ancient Exegesis of the Book of Isaiah" liberates IQIsa from being evaluated solely based on its "corruption" or "purity" in regards to the MT. Talmon encourages readers to experience IQIsa as an interpretational phenomena that offers a window into the theology of the scribe and community that produced it. Talmon's challenge to read the text of 1QIsa for its own sake is a bold and needed challenge to students of the biblical MSS at Qumran. Likewise, Cross's essay "The Contribution of the Qumran Discoveries to the Study of the Biblical Text" is of particular value among this collection of essays. Here Cross clearly outlines how his theory of "local texts" effects the broad understanding of the transmission of the OT text. Though his local text theory is often cited in his work and in the work of others, rarely are the full implications of the theory discussed so clearly as in this essay. '--Cory Barnes.
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