Website: The Qumran Discoveries

In 2009, the members of the project published a website about the Qumran discoveries. The site aims to provide understandable information about the discoveries: the articles discuss, for example, the texts found in Qumran, the community behind the texts, and the history of Judaism in the Second Temple period. The editor of the site is Hanne von Weissenberg. Read more (in Finnish): http://www.helsinki.fi/teol/pro/qumran/index.html

Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten

Raija Sollamo, Jutta Jokiranta, Hanna Tervanotko and Hanna Vanonen have an article or articles in the recently published theological dictionary, Theologisches Wörterbuch zu den Qumrantexten, edited by Heinz-Josef Fabry and Ulrich Dahmen. The book was published by Kohlhammer, 2011.

Changes in Scripture

Three of the members of the group have an article in the recently published volume Changes in Scripture: Rewriting and Interpreting Authoritative Traditions in the Second Temple Period (BZAW 419). In addition Hanne von Weissenberg is one of the editors of this volume. The other two editors are Juha Pakkala and Marko Marttila, and the book was published by de Gruyter, 2011.

The articles are:

Mika S. Pajunen: The Use of Different Aspects of the Deuteronomistic Ideology in Apocryphal Psalms.

Hanne von Weissenberg: Changing Scripture? Scribal Corrections in MS 4QXIIc

Hanna Vanonen: The Textual Connections between 1QM 1 and the Book of Daniel

The Hebrew Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Ed. David, Lange, de Troyer, Tzoreff)

Three of the members of the group have an article in the recently published volume collecting the papers given in Rome 2009 SBL-meeting: The Hebrew Bible in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls, edited by Nora David, Armin Lange, Kristin de Troyer, Shani Tzoreff; FRLANT239; Vandenhoeck&Ruprecht, 2012.

The articles are:

Mika S. Pajunen: The Textual Connection between 4Q380 Fragment 1 and Psalm 106 (186-202)

Hanne von Weissenberg: The Twelve Minor Prophets at Qumran and the Canonical Process: Amos as a ‘Case Study’ (357-75)

Hanna Tervanotko: “You Shall See”: Rebecca’s Farewell Address in 4Q364 3 ii 1-6 (413-26)

Embroidered Garments: Priests and Gender in Biblical Israel

Hanna Tervanotko’s article, “Miriam’s Mistake: Numbers 12 Renarrated in Demetrius the Chronographer, 4Q377 (Apocryphon Pentateuch B), Legum allegoriae and the Pentateuchal Targumim” was published in an international conference volume that follows up a meeting that took place at the Kings College, London in August 2008. This book explores issues in the construction of gender that appear in the Hebrew Bible both in relation to priesthood itself and in literature with a priestly world-view.

Embroidered Garments: Priests and Gender in Biblical Israel (Hebrew Bible Monographs 25; ed. Deborah Rooke; Sheffield Phoenix Press, 2009).

A Discussion with Emanuel Tov about the Textual 
History of Jewish Scriptures

Hanna Tervanotko’s article “The Hope of the Enemy has Perished: The Figure of Miriam in the Qumran Library” will be published in a Festscrift dedicated to Prof. Emanuel Tov. From Qumran to Aleppo: A Discussion with Emanuel Tov about the Textual 
History of Jewish Scriptures in Honor of his 65th Birthday (ed. Lange, Zsengeller, Weigold); FRLANT; Vandenhoeck and Rupprecht, 2009.137-155.

Northern Lights on the Dead Sea Scrolls will be published in 2009

Northern Lights on the Dead Sea Scrolls

Proceedings of the Nordic Qumran Network 2003-2006

 

Edited by Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Torleif Elgvin, Cecilia Wassen, Hanne von Weissenberg, Mikael Winninge, and assistant editor Martin Ehrensvärd

 

Structured by four important themes, the book discusses various aspects pertaining to the interpretation of the Dead Sea Scrolls. The first theme is comprised by a number of essays that deal with different aspects of textual interpretation of particular Qumran writings. The second theme centers on the question of historical referentiality. How can the purported referentiality of particular Qumran writings be used in order to reconstruct an underlying historical reality? The third theme includes essays that pertain to different dimensions concerning the methodology of interpretation. The fourth theme focuses on problems relating to the textual reconstruction of specific Qumran texts. In the final section of the book, the perspective is widened to other writings outside the more specific Qumran context.

Hanne von Weissenberg: 4QMMT: Reevaluating the Text, the Function, and the Meaning of the Epilogue

Hanne von Weissenberg’s book 4QMMT: Reevaluating the Text, the Function, and the Meaning of the Epilogue is published in December 2008 (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah 82; Leiden: Brill).

This book focuses on the third section of one of the most important documents from the Qumran library, the epilogue of 4QMMT. It re-evaluates the textual basis for this section, and analyses how the epilogue functions as a part of the larger document. In addition to addressing the structure and genre of 4QMMT, this volume analyzes the use of Scripture in the epilogue in order to illuminate the theological agenda of the document’s author/redactor. Although this book’s primary focus is on the epilogue, the results of this investigation shed light on 4QMMT as a whole.

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