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Enoch and Qumran Origins New Light on a Forgotten Connection
Category: Books > Reference > Holy Land
Author/Artist: BOCCACCINI GABRIELE
ISBN / ID: 9780802828781
Publisher: Wm Eerdmans
Binding: PAPERBACK
Price: AU$65.95
  
Description: The rediscovery of Enochic Judaism as an ancient movement of dissent within Second Temple Judaism, a movement centered on neither temple nor torah, is a major achievement of contemporary research. After being marginalized, ancient Enoch texts have reemerged as a significant component of the Dead Sea Scrolls library unearthed at Qumran. Enoch and Qumran Origins is the first comprehensive treatment of the complex and forgotten relations between the Qumran community and the Jewish group behind the pseudepigraphal literature of Enoch. The contributors demonstrate that the roots of the Qumran community are to be found in the tradition of the Enoch group rather than that of the Jerusalem priesthood.
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