What is the meaning and function of the reference to the "seventy sevens" to which Daniel 9:24 refers? This study reads the text in the light of a number of Qumran sources. It concludes that these sources refer to the "seventy sevens" as primarily theological expressions rather than a temporal marker.
What is the value of the Qumran scrolls for New Testament studies? Bateman writes from the conviction that such intertestamental books are windows through which we may catch glimpses of various aspects of the world and culture into which God sent his Son. One such text is the Qumran text named Florilegium (4QFlor)3.
Hurtado wants to show in this paper that the Qumran sect was a group that had a combined belief that history was significant, with a strong hope for the future. This attitude can be demonstrated to be similar to that of the Gospels. This gives strong support for believing that the earliest Christians could have had both strong apocalyptic hopes and an interest in the historical Jesus.
This article is a comparison of Proverbs 7 and the Qumran text known as 4Q184. The author argues that the strange woman of Proverbs 7 is an imaginary figure used by the father to teach the son the path of wisdom. The woman symbolizes folly through her used of seductive language, and is very different from the wisdom woman. This text is compared to the Qumran text, which uses the wicked woman to teach wisdom. The author maintains that Proverbs 7 presents the best pedagogy for teaching wisdom.