H 245 x W 175 mm
42 figures, 11 maps and plans (24 plates in colour)
Published Dec 2017
This book addresses the proto-history and the roots of the Qumran community and of the Dead Sea Scrolls in the light of contemporary scholarship in Alexandria, Egypt.
Preface and Introduction; I Alexandria and Jewish Philosophies; II Pythagorean Philosophy; III Background to the Organisation of the Qumran-Essene Community; IV Qumran and the Pythagorean Philosophy: The Eleven Pythagorean Tetraktys in Comparison with the DSS; V Daily Life and Religion among the Qumran-Essenes; VI The Qumran Sundial and Ancient Solar Thinking; VII Back to the Beginning; VIII Summary; Sources, Bibliography, and Index