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Departing from scholarship devoted to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this publication explores pictures of otherworldly and messianic/eschatological priesthood within the useless Sea Scrolls as a mirrored image of the non secular worldview of the Qum

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Bankruptcy Six. The ancient Roots of the Eschatological Priesthood Political-Historical Roots: The Shift to Priestly and Scribal Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Religious-Historical Roots: feedback of the Temple and Its Priesthood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sectarian Attitudes towards the Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priestly mind's eye and the perform of formality Purity at Qumran precis and end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 171 176 a hundred and eighty 195 196 202 203 205 209 210 212 236 242 253 bankruptcy Seven. the normal Roots of the Eschatological Priesthood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 The Magnetic caliber of Priesthood in moment Temple Literature 258 Levi and Levites within the lifeless Sea Scrolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 bankruptcy 8. precis and Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 precis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 297 Conclusions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 305 Bibliography . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 311 Index of recent Authors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 351 Index of old resources . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 357 ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This ebook is a revised model of my doctoral dissertation submitted to ny college in . i need to thank my consultant, Professor Lawrence Schiffman, who has been a accountable resource of knowledge, information, and encouragement over the whole process this undertaking. I additionally desire to exhibit my gratitude to my lecturers, Professors Moshe Bernstein, Mark Smith, and Dan Fleming, for his or her cautious interpreting and gracious aid of my study. distinct thank you are as a result of Professor Florentino García Martínez for accepting my manuscript for book during this esteemed sequence and delivering a number of optimistic feedback. whereas finishing this venture i've got had the excitement of assembly numerous notable participants from worldwide and experiencing the cooperation and common spirit of excellent will designated to the overseas community of useless Sea Scrolls students. I benefited drastically from offering past types of a number of chapters at a variety of venues within the usa and in Israel. elements of bankruptcy 4 have been offered on the annual assembly of the organization for Jewish experiences in Washington D. C. in December, . components of chapters six and 7 have been awarded at manhattan University’s March,  convention, “The lifeless Sea Scrolls at Sixty: The Scholarly Contributions of NYU college and Alumni. ” I provided a component of bankruptcy 3 at a espresso Hour lecture on the Orion heart for the examine of the useless Sea Scrolls and linked Literature on the Hebrew college. elements of bankruptcy have been mentioned within the casual yet very severe Thursday evening seminars held on the domestic of Professor Michael Stone in Jerusalem.

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