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Reading for History in the Damascus Document (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah)

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Scholars tend to view the Damascus Document as a historical source, but a reading of the text in light of contemporary (audience-oriented) literary criticism finds its emphasis in the ideological construction of history and communal identity, rather than in the preservation of a historical record. An introduction to contemporary literary criticism is followed by a series of thematic readings, focusing on historical narrative, priestly imagery, and gender in the covenant community. Each theme is examined in terms of its potential for multiple (sometimes contradictory) interpretations and for its place in the larger sectarian discourse. This study offers an alternative approach to the historiography of ancient Jewish sectarianism, acknowledging the presence of competing claims to shared traditions and the potential for changes in textual interpretation over time or among diverse communities.

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Author
Maxine L. Grossman
Binding
Paperback
EAN
9781589834279
EANList
  • 9781589834279
ISBN
1589834275
ItemDimensions
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  • 598 hundredths-inches
  • 90 hundredths-pounds
  • 62 hundredths-inches
Label
Society of Biblical Literature
Languages
  • English, Published English, Original Language English, Unknown
Manufacturer
Society of Biblical Literature
NumberOfItems
1
NumberOfPages
276
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ProductGroup
Book
ProductTypeName
ABIS_BOOK
PublicationDate
2009-04-15
Publisher
Society of Biblical Literature
Studio
Society of Biblical Literature
Title
Reading for History in the Damascus Document (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah)
isbn-13-20
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