Defining Identities: We, You, and the Other in the Dead Sea Scrolls : Proceedings of the Fifth Meeting of the IOQS in Gröningen

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BRILL, 2008 - Religion - 283 pages
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This volume contains 15 of the papers read at the Fifth Meeting of the IOQS, celebrated in Groningen 27-28 July, 2004. The meeting focused on the identity formation of the group or groups represented in the Scrolls, explored issues of self-definition of Jewish groups in relation to, or in reaction towards other groups within Judaism ( sectarian identity, inner-Jewish discourses and polemics), and inquired into the development of Jewish identity vis-ŕ-vis other non-Jewish persons, groups or peoples as reflected in the Scrolls.
 

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Contents

Constructing We You and the Others through
13
Whom Does the Term Ya ad Identify?
63
IdentityConstructing Elements
85
Eschatological Identities in the Damascus Document
111
La Rčgle de la Guerre 1QM et la construction de lidentité
131
Les identités en présence dans les scčnes du jugement dernier
147
Casting Lots at Qumran and in the Rabbinic
175
La Visite de Dieu dans lInstruction sur les Deux Esprits
205
Creation Eschatology and Ethics in 4QInstruction
217
Sicarii Essenes The Party of the Circumcision
247
Index of modern authors
261
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Florentino García Martínez, is Professor at the Catholic University of Leuven and at the University of Groningen where he leads the Qumran Institute. He is the founder and former Executive Secretary of the International Organization for Qumran Studies. He has written numerous books and articles on the Dead Sea Scrolls. Mladen Popovic, Ph.D. (2006) in Theology and Religious Studies, is Post-Doctoral Fellow at the University of Groningen and acting Director of the Qumran Institute. He is the author of Reading the Human Body (Brill, 2007) and has published articles in Dead Sea Discoveries and Revue de Qumrân.

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