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Used; Good. No Jacket. No marks or writing observed in text. Binding tight and square. Blind stamp on title page. No Dj. Gently read............TOC: INTRODUCTION: The discovery of the manuscripts-General contents of the manuscripts-Acquisition of the manuscripts and their publication-The biblical manuscripts. Their importance for the textual criticism os the Bible-The non-biblical manuscripts. Their importance for the history of Essenism and of primitive Christianity-Object, plan and method of the present work. ------------CHAPTER I: THE ESSENES IN ANCIENT LITERATURE: 1. PHILO OF ALEXANDRIA: Quod omnis probus liber sit; Apologia pro Judaeis--2. FLAVIUS JOSEPHUS: The Jewish War: Jewish Antiquities. 3. PLINY THE ELDER. -DIO CHRYSOSTOM. ------------CHAPTER II. THE ESSENE ORIGIN OF THE QUMRAN WRITINGS: The Damascus Document and the Qumran scroll: the problem for their origin. --1. Textual evidence. The 'Council of God'. Community life. Rites. Doctrines. Customs. --2. Archeological evidence. Excavations at Khirbet Qumran. -Data from the Qumran writings and the ancient accounts. ------------CHAPTER III. THE SCROLL OF THE RULES: Description of the scroll: its contents, character and late. -Translation of the Rule. -Translation of the Rule Annexe. -Translation of the Book of Blessings. ------------CHAPTER IV. THE DAMASCUS DOCUMENT: Description of two manuscripts from the Cairo Geniza; analysis of the book--1. The Exhortation. General contents and date. Translation of Manuscript A. Translation of Manuscript B. --2. The Ordinances. Their composite character, date, Essene origin. Translation. ------------CHAPTER V. -THE SCROLL OF THE WAR RULE: Description of the scroll; general character, analysis and date of the book. -Translation: Introduction and principal Rule; Rule Annexe. ------------CHAPTER VI. THE HYMN SCROLL: Description of the scroll; literary genre and author. -Translation. ------------CHAPTER VII. THE BIBLICAL COMMENTARIES: General character, structure, historical allusion. --1. Commentary on Habakkuk. --2. Commentary on Nahum. -3. Commentary on Psalm XXXVII. --4. Another Commentary on Psalm XXXVII. --5. Commentary on Isaiah. -6. Commentaries on Hosea, Micah, Zephaniah. ------------CHAPTER VIII. THE GENESIS APOCRYPHON: Description of the scroll; analysis, character and date of the book. -The Story of Lamech and Enoch, CVI-CVII. -Translation: 1. The Story of Lamech. --2. The Story of Abraham. ------------CHAPTER IX. APOCRYPHA AND PSEUDOEPIGRAPHA: The problem of the origin of the Apocrypha and Pseudoepigrapha of the Old Testament. -Fragments of Tobit, Ecclesiasticus and the Epistle of Jeremiah. -Fragments of Jubilees and Enoch. -Fragments of the Testaments of the Twelve Patriarchs. ------------CHAPTER X. FRAGMENTS OF EXEGETICAL WRITINGS: Biblical exegesis at Qumran. -The Sayings of Moses. -Florilegium. -The Patriarchal Blessings. -Testimonia. ------------CHAPTER XI. FRAGMENTS OF APOCALYPTICAL, LITURGICAL AND OTHER WRITINGS: Apocalypse of Pseodo-Daniel. -Prayer of Nabonidus. -Other apocalyptical fragments; The Book of Mysteries. -A Descrption of the New Jerusalem. -Fragments of liturgical writings; Angelic Liturgy; Prayer for the Feast of Weeks. -Fragments of hymnic, sapiential and juridical writings; mishmaroth; horoscopes; fragments in cryptic script. ------------CHAPTER XII. THE HISTORICAL BACKGROUND OF THE WRITINGS FROM QUMRAN: The problem; various opinions. --1. The Kittim. --2. The Wicked Priest. ------------CHAPTER XIII. THE TEACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS: The anonymity of the Teacher of Righteousness; his earthly career. --1. The Prophet. --2. The Man of Sorrows. --3. The Head of the Church. ------------CHAPTER XIV. ESSENISM AND CHRISTIANITY: Jewish apocalyptical writings, Essenism and Christianity. -John the Baptist and the sect of Qumran; Jesus and the Teacher of Righteousness. -The primitive Church and Essenism: affinities and borrowings; contrasts. -Conclusion. ------------APPENDICES: I. ) The copper scrolls...
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