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From Qumran to the Yahad: A New Paradigm of Textual Development for The Community Rule
     

From Qumran to the Yahad: A New Paradigm of Textual Development for The Community Rule

by Alison Schofield
 

ISBN-10: 9004170073

ISBN-13: 9789004170070

Pub. Date: 11/27/2008

Publisher: Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.

Since the discovery of the Cave 4 versions of The Community Rule (Serekh ha-Yaḥad or S), scholars have been perplexed about its complex textual history. This important charter material for the Dead Sea Scrolls’ authors appears in alternate versions—ones with contradictory legal prescriptions and opposing self-references—but exhibits no clear

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Since the discovery of the Cave 4 versions of The Community Rule (Serekh ha-Yaḥad or S), scholars have been perplexed about its complex textual history. This important charter material for the Dead Sea Scrolls’ authors appears in alternate versions—ones with contradictory legal prescriptions and opposing self-references—but exhibits no clear order of chronological development. Benefitting from the entire Qumran library now available to us, this book offers a new, broader model for reading S that better accounts for the long and diverse history behind the text. The resulting paradigm challenges the Qumrancentric lens through which many read the “sectarian texts” and offers a fresh way of thinking about sectarian community formation among the authors of the Scrolls.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789004170070
Publisher:
Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/27/2008
Series:
Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah Series , #77
Pages:
366
Product dimensions:
6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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