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- 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 versionsones with contradictory legal prescriptions and opposing self-referencesbut 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.
|Publisher:||Brill Academic Publishers, Inc.|
|Series:||Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah Series , #77|
|Product dimensions:||6.50(w) x 9.70(h) x 1.00(d)|