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Short Description for Hazon Gabriel Essays include the papers of a conference hosted by the Program in Jewish Studies at Rice University, Houston, Tex., in Feb. 2009.
- Published: 08 June 2011
- Format: Paperback 234 pages
- ISBN 13: 9781589835412 ISBN 10: 1589835417
- Sales rank: 674,480
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Full description for Hazon Gabriel
Since its rediscovery a decade ago, the Hazon Gabriel or Gabriel Revelation, a Hebrew inscription of the first century B.C.E., has attracted considerable attention. The inscription, of which about 87 lines are preserved, written in black ink on a slab of gray limestone, has been compared to the Dead Sea Scrolls. This book makes accessible in one place all existing editions of the Hazon Gabriel together with annotated English translations and offers initial interpretations of the text as a whole, its language, and its most prominent motifs. The volume, originating from a 2009 conference at Rice University, compares the Gabriel Revelation to other literature of the timethe book of Daniel, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and the New Testament in particularto determine its place in early Judaism. The contributors are David Jeselsohn, Ada Yardeni and Binyamin Elizur, Elisha Qimron and Alexey (Eliyahu) Yuditsky, Israel Knohl, Gary A. Rendsburg, Adela Yarbro Collins, John J. Collins, Matthias Henze, Kelley Coblentz Bautch, Daewoong Kim, and David Capes.