The Self as Symbolic Space: Constructing Identity and Community at Qumran

The Self as Symbolic Space: Constructing Identity and Community at Qumran

by Carol Newsom, C. a. Newsom
     
 

ISBN-10: 900413803X

ISBN-13: 9789004138032

Pub. Date: 07/15/2004

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

This volume investigates practices by which the Qumran community constituted itself as a sectarian society by reconstructing the identity of its members. Drawing on discourse and practice theory, the book analyzes the function of the Serek ha-Yahad and the Hodoyot in identity formation.

Overview

This volume investigates practices by which the Qumran community constituted itself as a sectarian society by reconstructing the identity of its members. Drawing on discourse and practice theory, the book analyzes the function of the Serek ha-Yahad and the Hodoyot in identity formation.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004138032
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
07/15/2004
Series:
Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah Series, #52
Pages:
382
Product dimensions:
6.64(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.19(d)

Table of Contents

1. Communities of Discourse
2. Torah, Knowledge, and Symbolic Power: Strategies of Discourse in Second Temple Judaism
3. Knowing as Doing: The Social Symbolics of Knowledge in the Two Spirits Treatise of the Serek ha-Yahad
4. How to Make a Sectarian: Formation of Language, Self, and Community in the Serek ha-Yahad
5. What Do Hodayot Do? Language and the Construction of the Self in Sectarian Prayer
6. The Hodayot of the Leader and the Needs of Sectarian Community
Conclusions

Bibliography
Subject Index
Modern Author Index
Passage Index

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