Dead Sea Scrolls

ISBN-10: 006076662X

ISBN-13: 9780060766627

Edition: 2005 (Revised)

Authors: Michael Wise, Martin Abegg, Edward Cook

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A fully revised and updated edition of our translation of the complete Dead Sea Scrolls, making it the definitive translation of the Scrolls in English. With new texts, updated introductions, a glossary of terms, and other new additions, this will become the definitive translation of the Scrolls, and the lead companion to our other Dead Sea Scrolls Guides: The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible .
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List price: $26.99
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/25/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 688
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 2.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

Michael Wise, who is among the foremost young scholars translating the Scrolls today, has been profiled in Time, The New York Times, and the Chicago Tribune. He is Scholar-in-Residence and Professor of Ancient Languages at Northwestern College, St. Paul, Minnesota.

Preface to the Revised Edition
A Dead Sea Scrolls Timeline
Reading a Dead Sea Scroll
How to Read This Book
The Damascus Document (CD) (Geniza A+B, 4Q266-272)
A Commentary on Habakkuk (1 QpHab)
A Commentary on Micah (1Q14)
Tales of the Patriarchs (1QapGen)
The Words of Moses (1Q22)
The Book of Secrets (1Q27, 4Q299-301)
Charter of a Jewish Sectarian Association (1QS, 4Q255-264a, 5Q11)
Charter of Israel in the Last Days (1QSa [1Q28a], 4Q249a-i)
Priestly Blessings for the Last Days ([1QSb], 1Q28b)
Tongues of Fire and Prayer of Praise (1Q29, 4Q376, 4Q408)
The War Scroll (1QM, 4Q491-496)
Thanksgiving Hymns (The Thanksgiving Scroll) (1QH[superscript a], 1Q35, 4Q427-432)
Festival Prayers (1Q34, 1Q34bis, 4Q507-509)
A Story About the Exodus (2Q21)
The Last Words of Judah (3Q7)
A List of Buried Treasure (The Copper Scroll) (3Q15)
Apocryphal Psalms (4Q88)
A Reworking of Genesis and Exodus (4Q158)
Ordinances (4Q159, 4Q513-514)
An Account of the Story of Samuel (4Q160)
Commentaries on Isaiah (4Q161-165)
A Commentary on Hosea (4Q166-167)
A Commentary on Nahum (4Q169)
Commentaries on Psalms (4Q171, 4Q173, 1Q16)
The Last Days: A Commentary on Selected Verses (4Q174)
A Collection of Messianic Proof Texts (4Q175)
A Commentary on Consoling Passages in Scripture (4Q176)
The Last Days: An Interpretation of Selected Verses (4Q177)
A Lament for Zion (4Q179)
The Ages of the World (4Q180-181)
A Commentary on Collected Verses (4Q182)
A Sectarian History (4Q183)
Wiles of the Wicked Woman (4Q184)
In Praise of Wisdom (4Q185)
A Horoscope Written in Code (4Q186)
Introduction to the Enoch Literature
The Book of Enoch (4Q201-202, 4Q204-207, 4Q212, 1Q19)
The Book of Giants (4Q203, 4Q530-532, 6Q8, 1Q23, 2Q26)
Astronomical Enoch (4Q208-211)
The Words of Levi (4Q213, 4Q213a-b, 4Q214, 4Q214a-b, 4Q540-541, 1Q21, Geniza Fragments, Mt. Athos Greek Text)
The Last Words of Naphtali (4Q215)
The Time of Righteousness (4Q215a)
The Book of Jubilees (1Q17-18, 2Q19-20, 3Q5, 4Q176b, 4Q216-224, 11Q12)
A Paraphrase of Genesis and Exodus (4Q225)
Israel and the Holy Land (4Q226)
Enoch and the Watchers (4Q227)
Work with a Citation of Jubilees (4Q228)
The Healing of King Nabonidus (4Q242)
The Vision of Daniel (4Q243-244)
A Second Vision of Daniel (4Q245)
A Vision of the Son of God (4Q246)
The Acts of a King (4Q248)
A Commentary on the Law of Moses (4Q251)
Commentaries on Genesis (4Q252-254a)
A Commentary on Malachi (4Q253a)
Portions of Sectarian Law (4Q265)
Ritual Purity Laws Concerning Liquids (4Q274)
Rule of Initiation (4Q275)
The Ashes of the Red Heifer (4Q276-277)
Ritual Purity Laws Concerning Menstruation (4Q278)
Laws Concerning Lots (4Q279)
Ritual of Purification for Festival Days (4Q284)
Laws About Liquids and Gleaning (4Q284a)
The War of the Messiah (4Q285, 11Q14)
A Liturgy of Blessing and Cursing (4Q280, 4Q286-289)
The Sage to the "Children of Dawn" (4Q298)
The Parable of the Bountiful Tree (4Q302)
A Meditation on Creation (4Q303)
The People Who Err (4Q306)
A Reader's Guide to the Qumran Calendar Texts
The Phases of the Moon (4Q317)
A Divination Text (Brontologion) (4Q318)
Calendar of the Heavenly Signs (4Q319)
Synchronistic Calendars (4Q320-4Q321a)
Priestly Service: Sabbath Entrance (4Q322-324a)
Fragmentary Historical Writings (4Q322a, 4Q331-333, 4Q468e, 4Q578)
Priestly Service: Sabbath, Month, and Festival-Year One (4Q325)
Priestly Service: Sabbath, Month, and Festival-Year Four (4Q326)
Priestly Service as the Seasons Change (4Q328)
Priestly Rotation on the Sabbath (4Q329)
Priestly Service on the Passover (4Q329a)
Priestly Service on New Year's Day (4Q330)
A Liturgical Calendar (4Q334)
False Prophets in Israel (4Q339)
A List of Temple Servants (4Q340)
An Annotated Law of Moses (4Q364-365)
An Apocryphal Law of Moses (4Q368)
The Inheritance of the Firstborn, the Messiah of David (4Q369)
A Sermon on the Flood (4Q370)
Stories About the Tribes of Israel (2Q22, 4Q371-373)
A Discourse on the Exodus and Conquest (4Q374)
The Test of a True Prophet (4Q375)
A Moses Apocryphon (4Q377)
Apocryphal Joshua (4Q378-379)
A Collection of Royal Psalms (4Q380-381)
An Apocryphon of Elijah (4Q382)
A Jeremiah Apocryphon (4Q384, 4Q385a, 4Q387, 4Q388a, 4Q389-390)
An Ezekiel Apocryphon (4Q385, 4Q385b, 4Q386, 4Q388)
God the Creator (4Q392)
Prayers for Forgiveness (4Q393)
The Sabbaths and Festivals of the Year (4Q394 Section A)
A Sectarian Manifesto (4QMMT: 4Q394-399)
The Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice (4Q400-407, 11Q17, Mas1k)
A Liturgy (4Q409)
An Unknown Prophecy (4Q410)
A Liturgy of Ritual Washings (4Q414, 4Q512)
The Secret of the Way Things Are (4Q415-418, 1Q26, 4Q423)
An Instruction (4Q419)
A Commentary on Genesis and Exodus (4Q422)
A Collection of Proverbs (4Q424)
Thanksgivings (4Q433a)
In Praise of God's Grace (Barki Nafshi) (4Q434, 4Q436-437, 4Q439)
A Meditation on the Fourth Day of Creation (4Q440)
Hymns of Thanksgiving (4Q443)
Incantation of the Sage (4Q444)
In Praise of King Jonathan (4Q448)
A Fragmentary Narrative (4Q458)
Fragment of a Lost Apocryphon (4Q460)
Fragment of a Lost Narrative (4Q461)
A Meditation on Israel's History (4Q462)
Lives of the Patriarchs (4Q464)
The Archangel Michael and King Zedekiah (4Q470)
Assorted Manuscripts (4Q471-471a, 4Q471c)
The Two Ways (4Q473)
A Record of Disciplinary Action (4Q477)
A Prayer for Deliverance (4Q501)
A Liturgy of Thanksgiving (4Q502)
Daily Prayers (4Q503)
The Words of the Heavenly Lights (4Q504-506)
The Songs of the Sage for Protection Against Evil Spirits (4Q510-511)
Redemption and Resurrection (4Q521)
A Tale of Joshua (4Q522)
The Blessings of the Wise (4Q525)
The Words of the Archangel Michael (4Q529)
The Birth of the Chosen One (4Q534-536)
The Vision of Jacob (4Q537)
An Apocryphon of Judah (4Q538)
The Last Words of Joseph (4Q539)
The Last Words of Kohath (4Q542)
The Vision of Amram (4Q543-548)
Hur and Miriam (4Q549)
The Tale of Patireza and Bagasraw (4Q550, 4Q550a-d)
Aramaic Fragments (4Q551, 4Q569)
The Vision of the Four Trees (4Q552-553)
A Vision of the New Jerusalem (4Q554-555, 5Q15, 11Q18, 1Q32, 2Q24)
A Text About the Maccabees? (4Q556)
A Biblical Chronology (4Q559)
An Exorcism (4Q560)
An Aramaic Horoscope (4Q561)
An Aramaic Text on the Persian Period (4Q562)
A Priestly Vision (4Q563)
A Sectarian Rule (5Q13)
Apocryphal Psalms of David (11Q5-6, 4Q88, 4Q448)
An Aramaic Translation of the Book of Job (11Q10)
Songs to Disperse Demons (11Q11)
The Coming of Melchizedek (11Q13)
The Temple Scroll (11Q19-21, 4Q524, 4Q365a)
Index of Manuscripts
Index of References
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