The Courtyards of the House of the Lord: Studies on the by Lawrence Schiffman

By Lawrence Schiffman

Already prior to its e-book, it was once transparent that the "Temple Scroll" represented a massive contribution to the heritage of Jewish legislation in overdue Antiquity. the current quantity brings jointly the author's experiences in this very important scroll. He has sought to discover the hermeneutics of the Zadokite/Sadducean felony method and to match and distinction it with different texts of its personal kind in addition to with these in rabbinic literature protecting the Pharisaic-rabbinic technique.

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Humanizing America’s Iconic Book, ed. M. A. Knight (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1980) 153–69. H. Schiffman, “Review of Y. Yadin, The Temple Scroll,” BA 48 (1985) 122–26 and F. García Martínez, “El Rollo del Templo (11Q Temple): Bibliografia sistemática,” RevQ 12 (1986) 425–40. 4 chapter one It is now time to try to determine more correctly the provenance of this scroll so that its place in the complex history of Jewish law can be properly appreciated. The continuity of this history, even in the face of the greatest adversity, is confirmed as I stand here only a short distance from Cracow, the home of the great sixteenth century codifier of Jewish law, Rabbi Moses ben Israel Isserles (1525 or 30–1572), and only slightly further away from the horrors of Auschwitz where between 1941 and 1945 countless scholars of the Jewish tradition perished among the more than a quarter of a million victims, Jews and non-Jews.

Note the reactions to Levine in J. Milgrom, “‘Sabbath’ and ‘Temple City’ in the Temple Scroll,” BASOR 232 (1978) 25–27 and Y. ” Humanizing America’s Iconic Book, ed. M. A. Knight (Chico, CA: Scholars Press, 1980) 153–69. H. Schiffman, “Review of Y. Yadin, The Temple Scroll,” BA 48 (1985) 122–26 and F. García Martínez, “El Rollo del Templo (11Q Temple): Bibliografia sistemática,” RevQ 12 (1986) 425–40. 4 chapter one It is now time to try to determine more correctly the provenance of this scroll so that its place in the complex history of Jewish law can be properly appreciated.

This past summer, at the meeting of the International Organization for the Study of the Old Testament in Jerusalem, Israel, Professor Hartmut Stegemann masterfully laid to rest the claim of Qumran sectarian authorship for the Temple Scroll. 1 Y. Yadin, Megillat Ha-Miqdash, 3 vols. ( Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1977) [Hebrew]; The Temple Scroll, 3 vols. ( Jerusalem: Israel Exploration Society, 1983 [English]. H. J. Brill, 1975) 135. H. Schiffman, “The Temple Scroll in Literary and Philological Perspective,” Approaches to Ancient Judaism II, ed.

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