From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Community

This volume offers new insight into the origins of the "new covenant in the land of Damascus" and the Qumran community, and explores topics related to their covenantal theology.

Author: Stephen Hultgren

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004154655

Category: Religion

Page: 621

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This volume offers new insight into the origins of the "new covenant in the land of Damascus" and the Qumran community, and explores topics related to their covenantal theology.

From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Community

Those who joined the covenants of Ezra and Nehemiah were not “proselytes,” nor does the author of Ezra-Nehemiah present them as such. ... Thus we may take the historical existence of this covenant community, the ":" "::, as established.

Author: Stephen Hultgren

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9047419316

Category: Religion

Page: 640

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This volume offers new insight into the origins of the "new covenant in the land of Damascus" and the Qumran community, and explores topics related to their covenantal theology.

The Concept of the Covenant in the Second Temple Period

The concept of the covenant is particularly important in a selected group of texts at Qumran and in particular the Rule of the Community and the Damascus Document . P.R. Davies has argued that ' the Damascus Document appears to have the ...

Author: Stanley E. Porter

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004497048

Category: Religion


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The development of the concept of the covenant during the Second Temple period is traced, by discussing relevant texts among the Apocrypha, the Pseudepigrapha – especially the Dead Sea Scrolls – and the New Testament.

The Damascus Covenant

The Hebrew text and a translation are provided.

Author: Philip R. Davies

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780905774510

Category: Religion

Page: 267

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The Damascus Document is the most important witness to the origins of the Qumran community. The author surveys previous research, with particular emphasis on the syntheses of H. Stegemann and J. Murphy-O'Connor. A more comprehensive view of the redaction and ideology of the document is offered, leading to the conclusion that it is originally a product of a community which traced its origins to the Babylonian exile. The extant Cairo manuscripts represent a Qumran recension, confirming the opinion of many scholars that the Qumran community originated as a splinter movement from an earlier and larger community. The Hebrew text and a translation are provided.

Prayer and Poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature

blessings and the curses are addressed to those who enter the covenant. ... 40 On the biblical precedents for the idea of a new covenant, see S. Hultgren, From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Community.

Author: Jeremy Penner

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004215018

Category: Religion

Page: 510

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A timely collection of contributions by major scholars in the field of prayer and poetry in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

Scriptures and Sectarianism

Covenant. and. Dualism. in. the. Dead. Sea. Scrolls. The sectarian movement known from the Scrolls was first of all a ... see Stephen Hultgren, From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Community (STDJ 66; Leiden: Brill, 2007).

Author: Collins

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802873146

Category: Religion

Page: 329

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Essays representing ten years of John J. Collins s expert reflection on Scripture and the Qumran community are here collected in a volume that is sure to be of interest to students and scholars of Early Judaism and the Dead Sea Scrolls. Collins opens with the introductory chapter What Have We Learned from the Dead Sea Scrolls? before offering essays on the authority and interpretation of Scripture, historiography and the emergence of the Qumran sect, and specific aspects of the sectarian worldview: covenant and dualism, the angelic world, the afterlife, prayer and ritual, and wisdom. A concluding epilogue considers the account of the Suffering Servant and illustrates the relevance of the Dead Sea Scrolls for early Christianity. "

Raising Up a Faithful Exegete

25 The Damascus Document establishes that those who repent of their wicked ways will be registered “by the oath of the covenant that Moses ... The community that will be created around this covenant is based on egalitarian principles.

Author: K. L. Noll

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 1575066262

Category: History

Page: 392

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Twenty-three colleagues, friends, and former students of Richard Nelson honor him by contributing essays to this volume. Nelson is the fromer Kraft Professor of Biblical Studies at Lutheran Theological Seminary in Gettysburg, PA, and current W. J. A. Power Professor of Biblical Hebrew and Old Testament Interpretation as well as Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas. He is the author of numerous books, commentaries, and articles. Raising Up a Faithful Exegete centers around topics of particular interest to Prof. Nelson, especially Deuteronomy, the Former Prophets, priesthoods, social interactions, and theology. In fact, this book could be seen as a one-volume summation of current thinking on Deuteronomy, the Former Prophets, Deuteronomism, and Biblical Theology, disguised as a Festschrift. “For eleven years, I had the distinct pleasure and honor of having Richard Nelson as a senior faculty colleague. He has served as a fine model of what it means to be a dynamic and innovative teacher, an insightful mentor, a world-class scholar, a supportive friend, a dedicated leader in the church, and a person who takes sheer delight in all facets of his calling.”—Richard P. Carlson, Lutheran Theological Seminary, Gettysburg, PA “Rich Nelson is a truly rare breed of man. He is not only a passionate and respected scholar, thoroughly trained and representative of historical-critical approaches to the Hebrew Bible. But he is also open and interested in the whole spectrum of different ways in which the Bible is read and understood both in the church and the academy. He is a remarkable role-model.”—Roy L. Heller, Perkins School of Theology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas “Rich Nelson was one of the best graduate students I ever taught. In a seemingly effortless manner, he did basic, significant research that provided the grounds for a major but to that point generally undeveloped reading of the Deuteronomistic History. Out of that early study and his later scholarly work, he has rightly become one of our leading interpreters of Deuteronomy and the history that evolved out of its circle.”—Patrick D. Miller, Jr., Princeton Theological Seminary

Beyond the Qumran Community

We will accordingly begin by analyzing the kind of community envisioned in D,and then examine S, ... So now also Stephen Hultgren, From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Community: Literary, Historical, and Theological ...

Author: John Joseph Collins

Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

ISBN: 0802828876

Category: Religion

Page: 266

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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 aims to deconstruct ?the Qumran community? and show that the sectarian documents actually come from a text spread throughout the land. He first examines the Community Rule or Yahad. Rather than confirming the general assumption that this rulebook relates to a monastic-style community living at the site of Qumran, Collins finds instead that the Essene accounts themselves emphasize that they had settlements in every city. He also 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.

The Dead Sea Scrolls

Without elaborating here on the complicated matter of the relationship of the Damascus Document and the Serek, ... 21 Stephen Hultgren, From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Community (STDJ 66; Leiden: Brill, 2007), 67–73.

Author: Sarianna Metso

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004190791

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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This volume considers the transmission of interpretive traditions and the details of scribal practices. The essays explore the variety of ways that texts are interpreted at Qumran and also re-evaluates sectarian categorizations of texts along with distinctive scribal practices.

The Idea of Israel in Second Temple Judaism

Israel, however, has remained in the period of wrath long after the events recounted in Ezra-Nehemiah, and the birth of the community, “the covenant and faithfulness they established in Damascus – that is, the new covenant” (CD 20:12), ...

Author: Jason A. Staples

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108915485

Category: Religion


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In this book, Jason A. Staples proposes a new paradigm for how the biblical concept of Israel developed in Early Judaism and how that concept impacted Jewish apocalyptic hopes for restoration after the Babylonian Exile. Challenging conventional assumptions about Israelite identity in antiquity, his argument is based on a close analysis of a vast corpus of biblical and other early Jewish literature and material evidence. Staples demonstrates that continued aspirations for Israel's restoration in the context of diaspora and imperial domination remained central to Jewish conceptions of Israelite identity throughout the final centuries before Christianity and even into the early part of the Common Era. He also shows that Israelite identity was more diverse in antiquity than is typically appreciated in modern scholarship. His book lays the groundwork for a better understanding of the so-called 'parting of the ways' between Judaism and Christianity and how earliest Christianity itself grew out of hopes for Israel's restoration.