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    DescriptionSince their discovery among the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Pesharim have sparked intense debate. Are these ancient documents biblical commentary, or are they historiographies alluding to figures and events of the time? Charlesworth demonstrates that these 16 books do indeed contain historical allusions and relates these references to a synopsis of Qumran history.

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    The Pesharim and Qumran History
    Chaos or Consensus
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) James H. Charlesworth
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    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 188
    Width: 156 mm
    Height: 234 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    ISBN 13: 9780802839886
    ISBN 10: 0802839886

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    Publication date
    03 January 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Grand Rapids
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    Among the Dead Sea Scrolls found at Qumran are sixteen of theearliest known biblical commentaries, the "Pesharim." Since theirdiscovery, researchers have been in intense debate about their truenature. In this fascinating volume James Charlesworth introducesthe Pesharim to general readers and makes a signal contribution toour understanding of these invaluable ancient documents.Ought these Jewish writings be viewed as historiography in theguise of biblical commentary, or are they simply examples of theway the Qumran community read and interpreted the Hebrewscripture? Charlesworth takes the middle path in this debate, demonstratingthat there are indeed important historical allusions in thePesharim. In the course of the book, he provides a summary of theinterpretive methods used in the Pesharim, isolates the historicalallusions in them, and relates these allusions to a synopsis of Qumranhistory. The volume also includes appendixes by Lidija Novakovic(Bethel College) that explain exegetical terminology and citescriptural quotations.Completely up-to-date, reliable, and highly readable, this bookis an important addition to the literature on the Dead Sea Scrolls.