Dead Sea New Jerusalem Text
Texts and Studies in Ancient Judaism, No. 110

By Lorenzo Ditommaso
December 2005
Mohr Siebeck
ISBN: 3161487990
244 pages, 6 ½” x 9 ½”
$157.50 Paper Original

The Aramaic Dead Sea New Jerusalem Text (NJ) survives in seven fragmentary copies. The author presents an edition of some of the fragments including a reconstruction of the text preserved in overlapping copies. He also discusses the genre of the NJ and the order of its material, its antecedents and parallels in ancient urban design, and its place among the many ancient Jewish and Christian literary expressions of the New Jerusalem. Finally, he examines the eschatological horizon of the NJ, its possible date of composition, and its relationship with other Dead Sea texts which describe the New Jerusalem or New Temple.

Judaism; Religious History

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