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Halakhah in the Making : the Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis.

By: Shemesh, Aharon.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Taubman lectures in Jewish studies: Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, 2009Description: 1 online resource (232 pages).Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9780520945036; 0520945034; 0520259106; 9780520259102; 1282360000; 9781282360006.Subject(s): Dead Sea scrolls | Dead Sea scrolls | Jewish law -- History -- To 1500 | Qumran community | Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism | Judaism -- History -- To 70 A.D | Dead Sea scrolls | Jewish law -- History -- To 1500 | Judaism -- History -- To 70 A.D | Rabbinical literature -- History and criticism | Religion | RELIGION -- Judaism -- Sacred Writings | RELIGION -- Judaism -- General | Jewish law | Judaism | Qumran community | Rabbinical literature | Halacha | Dode-Zeerollen | Rabbijnse literatuur | Halacha | Rabbinismus | J�udisches Recht | Qumran | To 1500 | Geschichte 100 v. Chr.-150Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Criticism, interpretation, etc. | History | Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Halakhah in the Making : The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis.DDC classification: 296.1/80902 | 296.180902 Other classification: 11.21 Online resources: Click here to access online
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Cover; Table of Contents; PREFACE; Introduction; 1. Writing Halakhah in Qumran; 2. Divine Revelation and Human Exegesis; Or, How to Recognize a False ProphetWhen You See One; 3. Scripture versus Tradition; 4. "The Foundation of the Creation"and the "Laws Written on theHeavenly Tablets"; 5. Halakhah from Qumranto the Mishnah; APPENDIX OF HEBREW TEXTS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF PRIMARY SOURCES; GENERAL INDEX.
Summary: Halakhah in the Making offers the first comprehensive study of the legal material found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and its significance in the greater history of Jewish religious law (halakhah). Aharon Shemesh's pioneering study revives an issue long dormant in religious scholarship: namely, the relationship between rabbinic law, as written more than one hundred years after the destruction of the Second Temple, and Jewish practice during the Second Temple. The monumental discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran led to the revelation of this missing material and the closing of a two-hundred-yea.
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Cover; Table of Contents; PREFACE; Introduction; 1. Writing Halakhah in Qumran; 2. Divine Revelation and Human Exegesis; Or, How to Recognize a False ProphetWhen You See One; 3. Scripture versus Tradition; 4. "The Foundation of the Creation"and the "Laws Written on theHeavenly Tablets"; 5. Halakhah from Qumranto the Mishnah; APPENDIX OF HEBREW TEXTS; NOTES; BIBLIOGRAPHY; INDEX OF PRIMARY SOURCES; GENERAL INDEX.

Halakhah in the Making offers the first comprehensive study of the legal material found in the Dead Sea Scrolls and its significance in the greater history of Jewish religious law (halakhah). Aharon Shemesh's pioneering study revives an issue long dormant in religious scholarship: namely, the relationship between rabbinic law, as written more than one hundred years after the destruction of the Second Temple, and Jewish practice during the Second Temple. The monumental discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Qumran led to the revelation of this missing material and the closing of a two-hundred-yea.

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