This volume introduces the reader to one of the most important genres of sectarian writing from Qumran: the Pesharim, or biblical commentaries. Timothy Lim systematically discusses the textual characteristics of the quoted bible verses, the literary genre and its relationship with rabbinic midrash, the characteristics of sectarian exegesis, the nature of the historical allusions, and the common features, whether real or imagined, with the New Testament.

Product Details

  • Title: Pesharim
  • Author: Timothy Lim
  • Publisher: Sheffield Academic Press
  • Publication Date: 2002
  • Pages: 112

About Timothy Lim

Timothy Lim is Reader in Hebrew and Old Testament Studies, University of Edinburgh.

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