Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXVII
Qumran Grotte 4.XXVII Textes en Arameen, deuxieme partie
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
This volume (in French) contains the editio princeps of the second part (4Q550-583) of the Aramaic texts from Cave 4 at Qumran which were originally assigned to Pere Jean Starcky (4Q521-578). The first part of the Aramaic texts were published in volume XXXI of the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series, while the Hebrew texts were published in volume XXV. These Aramaic and Hebrew texts include primarily parabiblical and pseudepigraphical compositions, often named 'Apocryphon', 'Testament', 'Pseudo-', or 'Visions'. They reflect the interest in biblical themes characteristic of Second Temple period Judaism, and exhibited in many of the Qumran compositions.
As the sole editor of three volumes in the DJD Series Professor Puech is one of the most prolific contributors to this prestigious series, and the scholarly community owes him a huge debt of gratitude for his painstaking and highly skilled labour over the course of several decades. Charlotte Hempel. The Journal of Theological Studies.