By Ruth A. Clements, Daniel R. Schwartz
The thirteen papers comprising this quantity characterize the end result of the 1st Orion middle Symposium dedicated to the comparability of the useless Sea and early Christian texts. The authors reject the older paradigm which configured the similarities among Qumran and early Christian literature as proof of "influence" from one upon the opposite. They increase clean methodological chances by means of asking how insights from each one of those corpora light up the opposite, and via contemplating them as parallel facts for broader currents of moment Temple Judaism. themes addressed comprise particular exegetical and criminal comparisons; prophecy, demonology, and messianism; the advance of canon and the increase of statement; and attainable connections among the Gospel of John and the lifeless Sea Scrolls.