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Beyond the Qumran Community

John J Collins

Beyond the Qumran Community

John J Collins

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A systematic analysis of the Essene Sect that argues a surprising claim

^^With the full publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, fresh analysis of the evidence presented can be - and indeed, should be - made. Beyond the Qumran Community does just that, reaching a surprising conclusion: the sect described in the Dead Sea Scrolls developed later than has usually been supposed and was never confined to the site of Qumran.

^^John J. Collins here deconstructs "the Qumran community" and shows that the sectarian documents actually come from a text spread throughout the land. He first examines the Community Rule or Yahad, and then considers the Teacher of Righteousness, a pivotal figure in the Essene movement, discovering that he was probably active in the first century bce rather than in the Maccabean era. After examining the available evidence, Collins concludes that it is, in fact, overwhelmingly likely that the site of Qumran housed merely a single settlement of this widespread movement.^



- Publisher A systematic analysis of the Essene Sect, this text aims to deconstruct the Qumran community & show that the sectarian documents actually come from a text spread throughout the land.

- Publisher John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament at Yale Divinity School. Among his many other books are The Apocalyptic Imagination, Between Athens and Jerusalem, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, and The Bible after Babel.

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About "Beyond the Qumran Community"

A systematic analysis of the Essene Sect that argues a surprising claim

^^With the full publication of the Dead Sea Scrolls, fresh analysis of the evidence presented can be - and indeed, should be - made. Beyond the Qumran Community does just that, reaching a surprising conclusion: the sect described in the Dead Sea Scrolls developed later than has usually been supposed and was never confined to the site of Qumran.

^^John J. Collins here deconstructs "the Qumran community" and shows that the sectarian documents actually come from a text spread throughout the land. He first examines the Community Rule or Yahad, and then considers the Teacher of Righteousness, a pivotal figure in the Essene movement, discovering that he was probably active in the first century bce rather than in the Maccabean era. After examining the available evidence, Collins concludes that it is, in fact, overwhelmingly likely that the site of Qumran housed merely a single settlement of this widespread movement.^


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A systematic analysis of the Essene Sect, this text aims to deconstruct the Qumran community & show that the sectarian documents actually come from a text spread throughout the land.
- Publisher

John J. Collins is Holmes Professor of Old Testament at Yale Divinity School. Among his many other books are The Apocalyptic Imagination, Between Athens and Jerusalem, Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, and The Bible after Babel.
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John J Collins

John J. Collins (Ph.D.,Harvard University) is Holmes Professor of Old Testament Criticism and Interpretation at Yale Divinity School. He has authored or edited thirty books, including Introduction to the Hebrew Bible, Daniel (Hermeneia Commentary Series), and The Scepter and the Star: The Messiahs of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Ancient Literature. He has served as president of the Catholic Biblical Association, president of the Society of Biblical Literature, and editor of the Journal of Biblical Literature.

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  • Catalogue Code 296631
  • Product Code 9780802828873
  • ISBN 0802828876
  • EAN 9780802828873
  • Pages 278
  • Department Academic
  • Category Scripture
  • Sub-Category Hermeneutics
  • Publisher Eerdmans
  • Publication Date Nov 2009
  • Sales Rank #56704
  • Dimensions 228 x 152 x 17 mm
  • Weight 0.425kg

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