Andrew Perrin gewinnt den Manfred Lautenschlaeger Award for Theological Promise 2016! Seine Dissertation »The Dynamics of Dream-Vision Revelation in the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls« wurde als einer der vielversprechendsten Forschungsbeiträge junger Wissenschaftler geehrt. Wir gratulieren!
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»The potential for ongoing divine disclosure in the »post-biblical« world presents both great prospect and problems. The Dynamics of Dream-Vision Revelation in the Aramaic Dead Sea Scrolls explores how some ancient writers and communities at once showed reverence and respect for their inherited scriptural traditions as well as ingenuity in extending these antique materials with »new« revelation. By redrawing patriarchal and diaspora personae as dreamers and relating their tales with an accentuated interest in dream-vision episodes, allusions, and interpretations, writers of the Qumran Aramaic texts, such as Genesis Apocryphon, Visions of Amram, and Four Kingdoms strategically opened up the tradition to hear more from the »God in heaven who reveals mysteries« (Dan 2:28). The book details how at least twenty Aramaic texts participated in and contributed to a shared revelatory discourse for the purposes of scriptural interpretation, endorsing priestly thought and praxis, and glossing Israelite history with an apocalyptic outlook.«
Andrew B. Perrin is Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Co-Director of the Dead Sea Scrolls Institute at Trinity Western University in Langley, British Columbia, Canada.
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