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Religious Life at Qumran

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  1. Overview
    1. Overview- Religious Life at Qumran
  2. Primary sources
    1. Mishnah Miqva’ot 2-2-4, 8-1- The Fitness of a Ritual Pool
    2. Mishnah Niddah 2-4, 6- Some Laws of Purity
    3. Mishnah Niddah 4-2- The Pharisaic Ruling on Sadducee Women
  3. Secondary sources
    1. Courts and Testimony, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    2. Liturgy of the Qumran Sect, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    3. Daily Prayers, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    4. Festival Prayers, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    5. Other Liturgical Texts, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    6. Image of Women in Qumran Poetry, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    7. The Nature of God, In Search of God, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    8. Maskil, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    9. Mevaqqer, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    10. Paqid, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    11. Ritual Purity and the Presence of the Lord, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    12. Sectarian Officials and Jewish Leadership, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    13. Teacher of Righteousness., Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    14. Tefillin and Mezuzah, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    15. Temple and Synagogue, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    16. Women in the Temple Scroll, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    17. The Sectarian Communal Meal, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    18. Purification Rituals, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    19. The Law of the Sect, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    20. The Qumran Supplication Texts., Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    21. The Sabbath Code, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    22. Zadokite Priests, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994.
    23. Qumran and Jerusalem, Jacob Neusner, Fellowship in Judaism, Valentine, Mitchell, London 1963.
    24. Ritual Purity and Impurity and the Admission Process, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Sectarian Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Scholars Press, Chicago 1983.
    25. The Shema and its Benedictions, Ismar Elbogen, Jewish Liturgy, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1993.
    26. The First Epistle of John and the Writings of Qumran, Marie-Emile Boismard, John and the Dead Sea Scrolls (ed. J.H. Charlesworth), Crossroad, New York 1990.
    27. The Qualifications of Witnesses, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Sectarian Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls, Scholars Press, Chicago 1983.
    28. The Qumran Community and the Gospel of John, Richard Bauckham.
    29. The Qumran-Essene Restraints on Marriage, Joseph Baumgarten.
    30. The Teacher of Righteousness and His Enemies, F.F. Bruce, Second Thoughts on the Dead Sea Scrolls, Paternoster Press, London 1956.
    31. Teacher of Righteousness, Jerome Murphy O’Connor, Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman), Doubleday, New York 1992.
    32. Yom Kippur in Qumran, Manfred Lehmann, Revue de Qumran 3, p.117-124.
    33. Discovering What Jewish Miqva’ot Can Tell Us About Christian Baptism, William Sanford La Sor, Biblical Archaeology Review, Jan-Feb 1987.
    34. Beware the Wiles of the Wanton Woman, Magen Broshi, Biblical Archaeology Review, Jul-Aug 1983.
    35. Miqsat Ma’ase HaTorah (4QMMT), Elisha Qimron, Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman), Doubleday, New York 1992.
    36. New Halakhic Texts from Qumran, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Hebrew Studies 34 (1993).
    37. Thanksgiving Hymns (1QH), H-J.V.D. Minde, Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman), Doubleday, New York 1992.
    38. Community, Rule of the, Jerome Murphy O’Connor, Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman), Doubleday, New York 1992.
    39. Damascus Rule, Philip R. Davies, Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman), Doubleday, New York 1992.
    40. Books in Brief- The Damascus Document Reconsidered, Hershel Shanks, BAR 18-04, Jul-Aug 1992.
    41. The “Sons of Zadok the Priest” in the Dead Sea Sect. Reprinted with permission from J. Liver, Revue de Qumran 6.
    42. Qumran Sabbath, Naphtali Wieder, The Judean Scrolls and Karaism, East and West Library, London 1962.
    43. Qumran Phylactery, 1st century CE
    44. Damascus Document, 1st century BCE
  4. Images
    1. Mikveh at Qumran
    2. Cistern
    3. Remnants of a Mezzuzah Parchment
    4. Gift to the Community Ostracon, 1st century CE
  5. Videos
    1. Creation, Revelation, and Redemption- The Religion of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Lawrence H. Schiffman.

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