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Aramaica Qumranica: Proceedings of the Conference on the by Associate Professor Katell Berthelot, Daniel Stokl Ben Ezra

By Associate Professor Katell Berthelot, Daniel Stokl Ben Ezra

The Aramaic useless Sea Scrolls symbolize approximately thirteen% of the Qumran library and correspond to a variety of genres and subject matters. This booklet contains the court cases of a convention at the Aramaic scrolls from Qumran which happened in Aix-en-Provence in 2008. It contains either the papers themselves and a transcription of the discussions. The 22 papers take on linguistic, exegetical and historic questions, focusing specifically on: the relation of the Aramaic texts to what we all know because the Hebrew Bible; their literary genres; the query in their sectarian or non-sectarian provenance; the nature of the corpus, and in particular its relevance to the improvement of apocalypticism and messianism within the Jewish culture.

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48 Bodleian ms. b (XIV, 10–21, Puech’s numbering). See Puech, “Geniza,” 427; Greenfield–Stone–Eshel, Aramaic Levi, 74. 49 Bodleian ms. c–d (XV–XVI, Puech’s numbering). See Puech, “Geniza,” 528– 532; Greenfield–Stone–Eshel, Aramaic Levi, 78–89. Drawnel, “Priestly Education,” 549–550, emphasizes the Babylonian origin of the measures involved. , 569). See n. 6 above. 50 Milik’s arguments for references to this work in Later Christian writtings are unconvincing. See Milik, “4QVisions de Amram et une citation d’Origène,” RB 79 (1972): 77–97 (see 86–88); idem, “Écrits préesséniens de Qumrân : d’Hénoch à Amram,” in Qumrân : sa piété, sa théologie et son milieu (ed.

6 The Babylonian and Iranian influence on the Qumran texts, both Hebrew and Aramaic, has been noted since the early days of the Qumran research. For Babylonian elements see, for instance, P. Grelot, “La légende d’Hénoch dans les Apocryphes et dans la Bible: origine et signification,” RevScRel 46 (1958): 5–26; 181–210; idem, “La géographie mythique d’Hénoch et ses sources orientales,” RB 65 (1958): 33–69; G. Kvanvig, Roots of the Apocalyptic (WMANT 61; Neukirchen–Vluyn: Neukirchener Verlag, 1988); Dimant, “Apocalyptic Texts,” 176–177, 189, with further references.

Glickler-Chazon, “The Creation and Fall of Adam in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” in The Book of Genesis in Jewish and Oriental Christian Interpretation (ed. J. Frishman and L. van Rompay; Traditio exegetica Graeca 5; Louvain: Peeters, 1997), 13–24; J. J. Collins, “Before the Fall: The Earliest Interpretations of Adam and Eve,” in The Idea of Biblical Interpretation: Essays in Honor of James L. Kugel (ed. H. Najman and J. H. Newman; JSJSup 83; Brill: Leiden, 2004), 292–308 (see 299–308). THEMES AND GENRES IN THE ARAMAIC TEXTS 19 served in the Ethiopic translation, it has the advantage of completeness.

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