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With Wisdom as a Robe
Qumran and Other Jewish Studies in Honour of Ida Fröhlich
Edited by Károly Daniel Dobos, Miklós Köszeghy

Professor Ida Fröhlich, Professor of Hebrew Studies and Ancient Near Eastern History in the Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Budapest, is a celebrated scholar who has been in the forefront of the remarkable development of Hebrew and Jewish studies in recent decades in Hungary. Among her important publications are ‘Time and times and half a time’: Historical Consciousness in the Jewish Literature of the Persian and Hellenistic Eras (1996), and, more recently, the first translation of the corpus of the Dead Sea Scrolls into Hungarian. Her current major project is, in collaboration with a group of younger scholars, to prepare a Hungarian translation of all the apocryphal and pseudepigraphical materials.
In this very substantial volume, presented to her on the occasion of her sixtieth birthday, the essays of 38 international scholars are arranged in three sections: (1) Hebrew Bible / Old Testament, (2) Apocrypha–Pseudepigrapha and Qumran, and (3) Jewish Studies / Christian Interpretation.

Series: Hebrew Bible Monographs, 21
978-1-906055-57-8 hardback
Publication February 2009

Part I

Philip R. Davies, Biblical Texts and the Past
Magen Broshi, Eight Critical Junctures in Ancient Jewish History
Rainer Albertz, Muss die exklusive Gottesverehrung gewalttätig sein? Israels steiniger Weg zum Monotheismus
Georg Hentschel, Abimelech—Two Sides of the Story (Judges 9)
Dolores G. Kamrada, The Sacrifice of Jephthah’s Daughter and the Notion of Herem
Jutta Hausmann, Heilige Texte und Gewalt—Annäherungen an das Thema am Beispiel von Psalm 137
Miklós Köszeghy, Die Sprache der Armee von Juda: Eine Spurensuche
István Karasszon, Ezra’s Elusive Presence
Matthias Henze, Babylon Remembered: Nebuchadnezzar in the Collective Memory of Ancient Israel

Part II

James R. Davila, Ritual in the Old Testament Apocrypha
Matthew Goff, Subterranean Giants and Septuagint Proverbs: The ‘Earth-Born’ of LXX Proverbs
Devora Dimant, The Family of Tobit
Siam Bhayro, A Leaf from a Medieval Book of Tobit
Darrell Hannah, The Virgin Heifer and a Lost Christian Version of the Animal Apocalypse
Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Putting Angels in their Place: Developments in Second Temple Angelology
Loren T. Stuckenbruck, The Eschatological Worship of God by the Nations: The Early Enoch Tradition
James C. VanderKam, The Aramaic Astronomical Book and the Ethiopic Book of the Luminaries
Jamal-Dominique Hopkins, Hebrew Patriarchs in the Book of Jubilees
John C. Endres, SJ, Rebekah’s Prayer (Jubilees 25.11-23)
Eugene Ulrich, Qumran Witness to the Developmental Growth of the Prophetic Books
Armin Lange, ‘Which is Written in the Words of Isaiah, Son of Amoz, the Prophet’ (CD 7:10): Quotations of and Allusions to the Book of Isaiah in Qumran Literature
Bilhah Nitzan, Ancient Jewish Traditions of Biblical Commentary in Qumran Literature
Dorothy M. Peters, The Primacy and the Shunning of a Priestly Noah in the Commentary on Genesis A-D and the Damascus Document at Qumran
Balázs Tamási, Prophesized History of the Postexilic Period and Polemics against Priests in 4Q390 from Qumran: Levite Authorship behind the Fragments?
Michael A. Daise, The Temple Scroll Calendar: Revisiting the Date of the Feast of Oil in the Calendrical Documents / Mishmarot
Nora David, The Terminology of Death at Qumran
Geza Vermes, Jewish Attitudes to Afterlife in the Age of Jesus
Géza G. Xeravits, Remarks on the Miracles of Elisha in the Lives of the Prophets 22.5-20

Part III

Anders Klostergaard Petersen, Reconstructing Past (Jewish) Cultures
Péter Vargyas, Weight Standards and Fineness of Silver in Aramaic Documents from Elephantine
György Benyik, The OT Quoted in the NT: The Interpretation of the Torah in the Early Christian Tradition
Phillip Muńoa, John, Jesus, and Metatron: Mediators, Knowledge and the Importance of a Neglected Interpretation
Gábor Buzási, An Ancient Debate on Canonicity: Julius Africanus and Origen on Susanna
Günter Stemberger, Support for the Poor: Leviticus 19 in Qumran and in Early Rabbinic Literature
János Jany, The Legal Status of Slaves in Sasanian and Talmudic Law
Shaul Shaked, A Jewish Aramaic Amulet from Afghanistan
Károly Dániel Dobos, ‘In thy light shall we see the light’ (Psalm 36.10): Maimonides on Human Intellect