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Below is a sampling of books available through LancerQuest. You'll find the print books in the circulating collection and the electronic books will have links. Some titles are available in both formats.
You can search for books in LancerQuest using both keywords and subject terms. Subject searching will provide you with more focused results. Keyword searching will be looking anywhere in the record for your search words.
Use this format when Subject Searching su: Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem)
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- Jews Politics and Government
- Jews History 168 B.C. - 135 A. D.
- Essenes Historiography
- Dead Sea scrolls
- Judaism History
- Temple of Jerusalem (Jerusalem)
- Jews History 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
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Josephus' Description of the Essenes Illustrated by the Dead Sea Scrolls by
Call Number: BM175.E8 B38 1988
Publication Date: 1988-08-26
Prior to the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls in 1948, scholars studying the passages in Josephus' works which mention the pre-Christian sect of the Essenes attempted to explain various sections in Josephus primarily by comparing them with what other ancient writers, such as Philo and Hippolytus, had written concerning this group. With the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, however, and the subsequent identification of the Qumran community with the Essenes by the majority of scholars, a whole new treasure trove of first-hand information concerning the Essenes has been made available. This study provides the first detailed analysis of and commentary on Josephus' description of the Essenes in the light of the new material from Qumran. A fresh translation is provided alongside the Greek text of the passages in Josephus, as well as a full commentary on the major passages in which he describes this group.
Call Number: BM175.E8 J65 1985
Publication Date: 1985-10-01
Proximity to Power and Jewish Sectarian Groups of the Ancient Period by
Publication Date: 2006-01-01
This book presents a fascinating new historical description of Jewish sectarian groups in the ancient period, from the viewpoint of their proximity to power. Lifestyle, values and code of law are examined in the light of political involvement, establishing new perceptions in the dynamics of social groups and sectarianism.
Second Temple Studies III by
Publication Date: 2009-11-01
This volume offers a systematic approach to the Persian, Ptolemaic, Seleucid and Hasmonean period, correlating social contexts with the biblical and post-biblical literature that each period generated. The list of contributors includes many of the pioneers of the field of Second Temple sociology, including Kenneth Hoglund, John Wright, Lester Grabbe, Richard Horsley, James Pasto, Robert Doran and the editors. The volume, which also includes an introductory essay on the methods and outcomes of this kind of exercise, furnishes an excellent introduction to the agenda of interpreting biblical texts as social products.