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Moral Impurity in the Second Temple Period

Jonathan Klawans

in Impurity and Sin in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195132908
eISBN:
9780199848850
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132908.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter shows that the biblical idea of moral defilement persists into the second temple period. It studies selected passages from the books of Ezra and Nehemiah, the book of Jubilees, the Tempe ... More


The New Covenant in the Letters of Paul and the Essene Documents

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor

in Keys to Second Corinthians: Revisiting the Major Issues

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780199592104
eISBN:
9780191595608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592104.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Early Christian Studies

The concept of a ‘new covenant’ was fundamentally alien to Paul's theology because inextricably bound to law. His use of it was a grudging concession to pressure from the Judaizers at Corinth. The ... More


Writing Halakhah in Qumran

Aharon Shemesh

in Halakhah in the Making: The Development of Jewish Law from Qumran to the Rabbis

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520259102
eISBN:
9780520945036
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520259102.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The library of Qumran contains a wide range of different compositions, which, though not the exclusive source, are the prime source for our knowledge of the legal system of the Qumran community. This ... More


Secret Supersessionism?: Intimations of Novelty Concealed at Qumran

Jonathan Klawans

in Heresy, Forgery, Novelty: Condemning, Denying, and Asserting Innovation in Ancient Judaism

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2019
ISBN:
9780190062507
eISBN:
9780190062538
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190062507.003.0003
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter examines the clearest evidence of an ancient Jewish embrace of innovation: the scattered references to a “new covenant” preserved in various Dead Sea Scrolls. While the term “new” does ... More


‘For the judgment is God's’ (Deut. 1: 17): Biblical and Communal Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Aharon Shemesh

in Law and Religion in the Eastern Mediterranean: From Antiquity to Early Islam

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199550234
eISBN:
9780191747199
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199550234.003.0014
Subject:
Classical Studies, Ancient Religions

Scholars of the Dead Sea Scrolls often compare and contrast ‘sectarian law’ as opposed to ‘biblical law’. This chapter argues that this differentiation was not upheld by Qumran sectarians with regard ... More


Qumran Texts

David Hamidović

in A Guide to Early Jewish Texts and Traditions in Christian Transmission

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2019
ISBN:
9780190863074
eISBN:
9780190863104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190863074.003.0019
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies

The intellectual inheritance of the Qumran texts has suggested numerous hypotheses since their discovery. Some scholars pretended to find a relationship with Christian groups, others shed light on ... More


Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder?: Domesticating the Elusive Lover of Song of Songs

Jonathan Kaplan

in My Perfect One: Typology and Early Rabbinic Interpretation of Song of Songs

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780199359332
eISBN:
9780199359356
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199359332.003.0006
Subject:
Religion, Theology

Chapter 5 discusses how the interpretations found in the tannaitic midrashim reread and subvert the motif of the absent lover found in Song of Songs. These interpretations sublimate and refocus the ... More


Time and Space

Aryeh Amihay

in Theory and Practice in Essene Law

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780190631017
eISBN:
9780190631048
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190631017.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Biblical Studies, Judaism

Time is viewed as an essentialist construct in the Essene worldview, both in terms of the calendar, and the historical sense of God’s cosmic plan, as part of the sect’s eschatological expectations. ... More


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