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Pesharim

Overview

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.

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

Timothy H. Lim is professor of Hebrew Bible and Second Temple Judaism at the School of Divinity, University of Edinburgh.