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From Bible To Midrash: Approaches To Biblical Interpretation In The Dead Sea Scrolls By Modern Interpreters

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The purpose of this chapter is to offer a systematic, though partial, overview of the understandings of biblical interpretation in the Dead Sea Scrolls that have been offered since their first discovery in 1947. The most significant item of descriptive vocabulary from rabbinic materials which has been applied to Qumran biblical interpretation is the label midrash. The major value in juxtaposing the scriptural interpretation of the Qumran scrolls with Josephus concerns their common interest in what has become known since Geza Vermes landmark work (Vermes 1961, 67126) as Rewritten Bible. The typological use of scriptural texts in the New Testament is presented more or less coherently around a variegated Christological premise. The most prominent modern approach that may offer some insight to the better understanding of what is taking place in Qumran exegesis lies in intertextuality.

Keywords: Dead Sea Scrolls; Josephus; midrash; Qumran biblical interpretation; rabbinic materials



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