New Perspectives on Old Texts: Proceedings of the Tenth by Esther G. Chazon, Betsy Halpern-Amaru, Ruth A. Clements

By Esther G. Chazon, Betsy Halpern-Amaru, Ruth A. Clements

This quantity offers new views at the old texts stumbled on at Qumran. The essays supply clean insights into specific texts and genres, by way of utilizing equipment and constructs drawn from different disciplines to the learn of the lifeless Sea Scrolls, and by means of exploring new in addition to long-standing concerns raised via those works. the subjects and methods engaged comprise crew id, reminiscence, ritual concept, sectarian sociology, philosophy of schooling, liturgical anthropology, Jewish legislation, historical past of faith, and mysticism. The articles during this quantity have been initially awarded on the 10th Annual overseas Orion Symposium subsidized in 2005 by means of the Orion middle for the examine of the useless Sea Scrolls and linked Literature on the Hebrew college of Jerusalem.

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110b. W. 140. exile and self-identity 19 regime, so the members of the sect also seemed to believe that undertaking an actual war against the Sons of Darkness in the present age was a hopeless endeavor. The difference between the two groups lies in the fact that the Gentile regimes granted the Diaspora Jews the right to live according to their religion, whereas the members of the sect lived according to their rules against the desires of a regime that was unable to stop their practice. 44 One may argue that in my analysis I have fallen into a trap set by the members of the sect; namely, that they did not want to expose their real, operative plan to act against the regime, so they concealed it.

16 In addition, the passage in 1QpHab 11:2–8 implies the Teacher’s prominent role in the community during the Day of Atonement. , M. O. Wise, “The Teacher of Righteousness and the High Priest of the Intersacerdotium: Two Approaches,” RevQ 56 (1990): 587–613; idem, The First Messiah: Investigating the Savior before Jesus (San Francisco: Harper & Row, 1999); and J. -H. Yieh, One Teacher: Jesus’ Teaching Role in Matthew’s Gospel Report (BZNW 124; Berlin: de Gruyter, 2004), 95–184. , H. Stegemann, Die Entstehung der Qumrangemeinde (Bonn: privately published, 1971), 102, 202–7, and 210–20; J.

The implication, nevertheless, remains: the Teacher’s ability to interpret was linked to his function as a “scribe”; see further n. 21 below. 20 The italicized words translate supralinear ‫ירוץ‬. 21 That being an interpreter of visions could be invested with so much, even superior, authority is well-established during the Second Temple period in relation to the 32 loren t. stuckenbruck the explanation of the verse, from the present or future in the Habakkuk text (“that the one who reads may run”) to the perfect (“God has made known [to him]”) locates the interpretations revealed to the Teacher of Righteousness in the author’s past.

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