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By Charlotte Hempel

ISBN-10: 3161527097

ISBN-13: 9783161527098

Ever because the discovery of the useless Sea Scrolls the group Rule has been on the vanguard of the scholarly mind's eye and is frequently thought of an instantaneous channel to lifestyles at the floor at Khirbet Qumran - an historical model of 'reality television'. After the total ebook of the lifeless Sea Scrolls one could legitimately have anticipated that the entire unfold of proof may current us with many of the solutions that we have got been searching for. as a substitute, students more and more realize the importance of the Scrolls as a wealthy textual content global from a interval while texts, traditions, interpretation, and scholarship laid the rules of Western civilisation. whereas the literary, scribal, and textual features mirrored within the Rule texts have gotten clearer, the social and group realities have gotten ever fuzzier. eventually the Scrolls current us with a fancy and complex number of literature instead of a window into the interior workings of a gaggle, not to mention specific contributors. the sort of scholarly trajectory mirrors the background of biblical scholarship and invitations extra discussion among either fields. The reports through Charlotte Hempel collected during this quantity take care of numerous center Rule texts from Qumran, particularly the group Rule (S), the rule of thumb of the Congregation (1QSa), the Damascus record (D), and 4Q265 (Miscellaneous ideas) and discover a fancy community of literary and extra murkily preserved social relationships. the writer additional investigates the rule of thumb literature in the context of knowledge, legislations, and the scribal milieu at the back of the rising scriptures. the quantity ends with an exploration of the particular personality of Qumran Cave four, the house of nearly all of Rule texts, as an eclectic number of historic Jewish better learning.
'These essays are crucial interpreting for an individual drawn to the Rulebooks came upon at Qumran.'
John J. Collins in Revue de Qumran 26 (2014), S. 483-485
'In fact, Hempel's quantity is as a lot a remark at the improvement, similarities, and variations among the rule of thumb texts because it is an statement at the nation and course of Qumran Studies.'
Ian Werrett in Journal for the research of Judaism forty six (2015), S. 443-445

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