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Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown
Tzoref, Shani and Ian Young, editors

Piscataway, N.J.: Gorgias, 2013 pp. x + 400. $150.00

Series Information
Perspectives on Hebrew Scriptures and its Contexts, 20


This volume contains the proceedings of a conference on the Dead Sea Scrolls held in memory of the late Emeritus Professor Alan Crown in late 2011 at the University of Sydney, Mandelbaum House. This eclectic collection contains 16 articles on a variety of topics within Qumran Studies from established scholars in the field such as Emanuel Tov, Albert Baumgarten, William Loader and Shani Tzoref as well as exciting new voices in the field.

Topics cover the full range of scholarly study of the Scrolls, from the impact of the Qumran discoveries on the study of the Hebrew Bible and the New Testament to the study of the scrolls themselves and the community organizations presupposed in them, focusing as well on topics as diverse as sexuality, scribal practice and the attitude to the Temple in the scrolls.

Subjects: Bible, Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha, Mishnah, Talmudic and Rabbinic Literature, Early Christian Literature, Literature, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Andrea Ravasco
Published 2/15/2016
Citation: Andrea Ravasco, review of Shani Tzoref and Ian Young, eds., Keter Shem Tov: Essays on the Dead Sea Scrolls in Memory of Alan Crown, Review of Biblical Literature [] (2016).

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