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The Temple Scroll: An Introduction, Translation and Commentary
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The Temple Scroll: An Introduction, Translation and Commentary


JSOT Press 1985

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One of the longest of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Temple Scroll has been an invaluable resource for scholars and historians since its discovery in 1967. Containing many biblical quotations in modified, abbreviated, or expanded form, the Temple Scroll is also unique in that it almost invariably alters from third person to first person when recording divine revelations from the Biblical text. Giving the exact specifications for a temple that was never built, as well as detailing extensive procedures for sacrifices and temple practices, the Temple Scroll was one of the most extraordinary discoveries at Qumran.

Johann Maier‘s Temple Scroll: An Introduction, Translation and Commentary has been thoroughly revised and updated by the author for its English edition, taking account of improvements in readings, and among other recent secondary literature, the English translation of Yigael Yadin's edition, to which cross-references are given. Students of Second Temple Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls in particular, will at last have Maier’s remarkable English edition of this important document for use in Logos Bible Software.

Key Features

  • Absorbing Foreword by the author
  • Key to Abbreviations
  • Detailed explanatory notes

Praise for the Print Edition

Essential for all those interested in the Qumran community.

Expository Times

Product Details

  • Title: The Temple Scroll: An Introduction, Translation and Commentary
  • Author: Johann Maier
  • Publisher: JSOT Press
  • Publication Date: 1985
  • Pages: 144

About Johann Maier

Johann Maier is professor Emerit at the University of Cologne and director emeritus of the Martin Buber Institute of the University of Cologne. He is a renowned scholar of Judaic studies.

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