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Crossing Imaginary Boundaries: The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Context of Second Temple Judaism
Pajunen, Mika S. and Hanna Tervanotko, editors

Helsinki: Finnish Exegetical Society, 2015 pp. 278. Ä30.00

Series Information
Publications of the Finnish Exegetical Society, 108

Description: The contributions of iCrossing Imaginary Boundaries/i explore the Dead Sea Scrolls within the broader context of Second Temple Judaism. The volume challenges the reader to rethink critically the categories and interdisciplinary borders currently used in the study of ancient Jewish texts. In particular, Qumran research has frequently been seen as a limited esoteric area closed off from other areas of Biblical studies. This collection is an attempt to question and bridge some of these imaginary boundaries between scholarly disciplines and to demonstrate the importance of crossing them in order to get a fuller understanding of all these ancient texts and their underlying social phenomena.

Subjects: Bible, Hebrew Bible/Old Testament, Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Other History, Other Methods

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Review by Timothy H. Lim
Published 8/10/2016
Citation: Timothy H. Lim, review of Mika S. Pajunen and Hanna Tervanotko, eds., Crossing Imaginary Boundaries: The Dead Sea Scrolls in the Context of Second Temple Judaism, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2016).


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