The Bible, Qumran, and the Samaritans (Paperback)

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By Magnar Kartveit (Editor)
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Discoveries on Mount Gerizim and in Qumran demonstrate that the final editing of the Hebrew Bible coincides with the emergence of the Samaritans as one of the different types of Judaisms from the last centuries BCE. This book discusses this new scholarly situation. Scholars working with the Bible, especially the Pentateuch, and experts on the Samaritans approach the topic from the vantage point of their respective fields of expertise. Earlier, scholars who worked with Old Testament/Hebrew Bible studies mostly could leave the Samaritan material to experts in that area of research, and scholars studying the Samaritan material needed only sporadically to engage in Biblical studies. This is no longer the case: the pre-Samaritan texts from Qumran and the results from the excavations on Mount Gerizim have created an area of study common to the previously separated fields of research. Scholars coming from different directions meet in this new area, and realize that they work on the same questions and with much common material.This volume presents the current state of scholarship in this area and the effects these recent discoveries have for an understanding of this important epoch in the development of the Bible.

About the Author

Gary N. Knoppers, University of Notre Dame, IN, U.S.A. and Magnar Kartveit, VID Specialized University, Stavanger, Norway.
Product Details
ISBN: 9783110710526
ISBN-10: 3110710528
Publisher: de Gruyter
Publication Date: July 6th, 2020
Pages: 222
Language: English