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The Genesis Apocryphon of Qumran Cave 1 (1Q20): A Commentary

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This is the third, revised edition of the standard commentary on the Genesis Apocryphon. This edition has integrated new textual findings, in particular two columns of the text previously considered to be too fragmentary for inclusion. The commentary also evaluates recent scholarly discussion on virtually every part of the text. This edition also presents an updated reference grammar of the Aramaic of the Genesis Apocryphon and a complete glossary. In this respect, the book can also serve as a solid introduction to the study of the Aramaic of Qumran.

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  • Evaluates recent scholarly discussion of the text
  • Reference grammar of the Aramaic of the Genesis Apocryphon
  • Title: The Genesis Apocryphon of Qumran Cave 1 (1Q20): A Commentary
  • Author: Joseph A. Fitzmyer
  • Edition: 3rd
  • Publisher: Pontifical Biblical Institute
  • Publication Date: 2004
  • Pages: 343
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Joseph A. Fitzmyer is a professor emeritus of biblical studies at the Catholic University of America and resides at the Jesuit Community of the Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His authoritative publications dominate three major areas of research: the New Testament, especially Luke–Acts and the Pauline corpus, Qumran texts and traditions, and Aramaic studies. He has published a compendious edition of Aramaic texts from Qumran and related materials which he co-authored with D. J. Harrington, A Manual of Palestinian Aramaic Texts.


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