By Esther G. Chazon

The papers released during this quantity have been provided on the 5th Orion foreign Symposium (Jerusalem, 2000), which concerned with prayer and poetry in gentle of the useless Sea Scrolls. the quantity examines the lately released poetical and liturgical texts from Qumran opposed to the historical past of moment Temple Judaism, its biblical antecedents, and later rabbinic advancements. The essays deal with numerous prayers and non secular practices, in addition to significant concerns within the heritage of Jewish liturgy. issues variety from magic, mysticism and thanksgiving to lamentation, speedy day rituals, communal worship, and the connection among the prayers from Qumran and the conventional Jewish prayers. the appliance of latest Scrolls fabric to this breadth of themes constitutes an enormous contribution to the learn of spiritual poetry, spiritual perform, and liturgy.

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