Return to Coronet Books main page

In a Common Rejoicing

Liturgical Communion with Angels in Qumran

By Bjorn Frennesson
December 1999
Uppsala University
ISBN: 91-554-4375-3
133 Pages
$46.50 paper original

This PhD dissertation studies the prevalence and importance of "liturgical communion with angels" as expressed in the Qumran texts. The writer views these texts as the remains of a sectarian library, the literary heritage of an exclusive and excluding community, whose self-image would have been characterized by its functioning like the Temple and in the constant presence of God's angels.

Language studies; theology
Studia Semitica Upsaliensia No. 14