Pesher Nahum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History from Antiquity through the Middle Ages Presented to Norman (Nahum) Golb

By Eliav, Yaron Z. | The Journal of the American Oriental Society, January-March 2017 | Go to article overview

Pesher Nahum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History from Antiquity through the Middle Ages Presented to Norman (Nahum) Golb


Eliav, Yaron Z., The Journal of the American Oriental Society


Pesher Nahum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History from Antiquity through the Middle Ages Presented to Norman (Nahum) Golb. Edited by JOEL L. KRAEMER and MICHAEL G. WECHSLER. Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, vol. 66. Chicago: THE ORIENTAL INSTITUTE, 2012. Pp. xxiv + 359 + 55*, plates. S49.95 (paper). [Distributed by The David Brown Book Co., Oakville, CT.]

The academic career of Norman Golb--lenfant terrible of Dead Sea Scrolls studies and professor at the University of Chicago--has stretched over a half a century and spanned chronologically as well as geographically diverse people and topics. Very few, if any, living scholars can claim expertise in the literature of late Hellenistic and Roman Qumran, in Judaeo-Arabic research founded on texts from the Geniza of early Islamic Cairo, as well as in the Jewish communities in the faraway regions of Normandy and Rouen in northwestern France during the period of the First Crusade. "Resembling the wide array of interests common among scholars of the nineteenth century Wissenschaft des Judentums," Golb has maintained a strong position in and has significantly contributed to all three areas of research. But it was Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls that made his name known to everyone in the world of Judaic Studies and beyond. Starting in the late 1980s, Golb declared a one-man academic world war--no better term for it--that gradually extended well beyond the confines of the ivory tower, against the communis opinio in the study of the scrolls and the site beneath the caves in which they were found. He has adamantly argued for two central claims that, if true, would literally bring down two generations of scholarship like a tower of cards: first, that the scrolls do not belong to or reflect the worldviews of the Essenes, and second, that Qumran was not home to an ascetic sect at all.

A Festschrift could and should have been an opportunity to celebrate, discuss, and reflect on the positions of the honoree and to assess his arguments and contributions. But in the case of the Dead Sea Scrolls the debate has become too fierce and too personal and the stakes too high. …

The rest of this article is only available to active members of Questia

Already a member? Log in now.

Notes for this article

Add a new note
If you are trying to select text to create highlights or citations, remember that you must now click or tap on the first word, and then click or tap on the last word.
One moment ...
Default project is now your active project.
Project items
Notes
Cite this article

Cited article

Style
Citations are available only to our active members.
Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

(Einhorn, 1992, p. 25)

(Einhorn 25)

(Einhorn 25)

1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

Note: primary sources have slightly different requirements for citation. Please see these guidelines for more information.

Cited article

Pesher Nahum: Texts and Studies in Jewish History from Antiquity through the Middle Ages Presented to Norman (Nahum) Golb
Settings

Settings

Typeface
Text size Smaller Larger Reset View mode
Search within

Search within this article

Look up

Look up a word

  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
Please submit a word or phrase above.
Print this page

Print this page

Why can't I print more than one page at a time?

Help
Full screen
Items saved from this article
  • Highlights & Notes
  • Citations
Some of your highlights are legacy items.

Highlights saved before July 30, 2012 will not be displayed on their respective source pages.

You can easily re-create the highlights by opening the book page or article, selecting the text, and clicking “Highlight.”

matching results for page

    Questia reader help

    How to highlight and cite specific passages

    1. Click or tap the first word you want to select.
    2. Click or tap the last word you want to select, and you’ll see everything in between get selected.
    3. You’ll then get a menu of options like creating a highlight or a citation from that passage of text.

    OK, got it!

    Cited passage

    Style
    Citations are available only to our active members.
    Buy instant access to cite pages or passages in MLA 8, MLA 7, APA and Chicago citation styles.

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn, 1992, p. 25).

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences." (Einhorn 25)

    "Portraying himself as an honest, ordinary person helped Lincoln identify with his audiences."1

    1. Lois J. Einhorn, Abraham Lincoln, the Orator: Penetrating the Lincoln Legend (Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 1992), 25, http://www.questia.com/read/27419298.

    Cited passage

    Thanks for trying Questia!

    Please continue trying out our research tools, but please note, full functionality is available only to our active members.

    Your work will be lost once you leave this Web page.

    Buy instant access to save your work.

    Already a member? Log in now.

    Search by... Author
    Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

    Oops!

    An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.