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A Kingdom of Priests
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Introduction

1. Priest and Scribe: Ancestry and Professional Skill in the Book of the Watchers, the Wisdom of Ben Sira, and Aramaic Levi
2. Jubilees' Kingdom of Priests
3. Priesthood and Purity Laws: The Temple Scroll and the Damascus Document
4. Priesthood and Sectarianism: The Rule of the Community, the Damascus Document, and the Book of Revelation
5. Priesthood and Allegory: Philo and Alexandrian Judaism
6. "The Children of Abraham Your Friend": The End of Priesthood, the Rise of Christianity, and the Neutralization of Jewish Sectarianism

Acknowledgments
Bibliography
Index

About the Author

Martha Himmelfarb is Professor of Religion at Princeton University. She is the author of Ascent to Heaven in Jewish and Christian Apocalypses and Tours of Hell: An Apocalyptic Form in Jewish and Christian Literature, the latter also published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.

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