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A Cosmic Liturgy: Qumran's 364-Day Calendar (Studia Traditionis Theologiae (STT 33))

By: A. Osborne

Price: $99.95

Publisher: Turnhout, Belgium, Brepols Publishers: 2019

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 041238

ISBN: 2503584276

Condition: New


This clearly-argued work sheds new light on the liturgy associated with the 364-day calendar used at Qumran and its foundation in early myths. This work shows how the importance of Sunday, Wednesday, and Friday in the 364-day Qumran calendar is based on the Priestly creation narrative in Genesis and the myth of a cosmic covenant established between God and the angels on the first day. The myth of the apostasy of the angels guiding the seven planets was used to explain the discrepancy between the 364-day calendar and observation. The Epistle of Jude makes it possible to situate this work in re... View more info