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Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Timothy H. Lim

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

What was the ancient exegetes’ attitude to the biblical texts? Did they consider them ‘sacred’ in the sense that the words were the inviolable utterances of God? Alternatively, did they when ... More


Attitudes to Holy Scripture

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The writings that together make up ‘holy scripture’ are sacred not because they have been formalized and fixed in stone, but because in them it is thought that the divine will of God can be found. ... More


Post-Qumran Perspectives on Exegesis

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The scrolls found in the caves near the archaeological site of Khirbet Qumran have often been hailed as the greatest manuscript discovery in Palestine and Israel in the 20th century. The scrolls, ... More


Did the Pesherists alter their Biblical Quotations?

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses the putative Vorlage of the biblical quotations. The discussion questions the entire procedure by which previous scholarship frequently asserts that the Qumran commentators ... More


Holy Scripture and Post-Biblical Exegeses

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

There are five sections and eleven chapters in this book. Part I discusses post-biblical exegeses, the relevance of the Qumran scrolls and the new perspectives of investigation that the evidence ... More


Modifying the Biblical Text

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter reinvestigates the issue of exegetical modifications in the pesharim. The approach adopted here, that is to confine the search for exegetical variants to internal evidence found in the ... More


Nature of Pesherite Interpretation

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0007
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

This chapter discusses broadly the hermeneutical principles underlying Qumran exegesis. In both ideological orientation and exegetical tradition, the pesherists did not consider the words of their ... More


Paul and Midrash Pesher

Timothy H. Lim

in Holy Scripture in the Qumran Commentaries and Pauline Letters

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198262060
eISBN:
9780191682292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198262060.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

Pauline exegesis may be compared to the pesherite interpretation of the Qumran scrolls. While formal distinctions between the two should not be ignored, and the pesher as a genre is sui generis, they ... More


The Development of the Christian Biblical Canon: A Survey of the Early Period

Edmon L. Gallagher and John D. Meade

in The Biblical Canon Lists from Early Christianity: Texts and Analysis

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
November 2017
ISBN:
9780198792499
eISBN:
9780191834493
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198792499.003.0001
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies

In order to provide context for the presentation of the canon lists, here we introduce the major stages in canon history, the data relevant to each stage, and the prominent scholarly theories ... More


The Earthly Tabernacle

Ann Conway-Jones

in Gregory of Nyssa's Tabernacle Imagery in Its Jewish and Christian Contexts

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198715399
eISBN:
9780191783166
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198715399.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, Early Christian Studies, Theology

Gregory now turns to the earthly tabernacle, no longer as a type of the incarnate Christ, but representing the church. Origen produced elaborate ecclesiological interpretations of the tabernacle. ... More


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