Civic ideology, organization, and law in the rule scrolls [electronic resource] : a comparative study of the covenanters' sect and contemporary voluntary associations in political context / Yonder Moynihan Gillihan.
Preface; Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; List of Tables; Chapter One Introduction; Chapter Two Civic Ideology and Associational Formation; Chapter Three The Damascus Rule: A Politeia for the Righteous Remnant of Israel in the Evil Age (CD A [CD 1-16], CD B [CD 19-20]; 4QDa-h [4Q266-273]); Chapter Four The Community Rule: Statutes for the Council of the Yah?ad (1QS 4QSa-j [4Q255-264], 4Q275, 4Q279); Chapter Five The Rule for the Congregation: A Politeia for Restored Israel at the End of Days (1QSA 4QSEa-i [4Q249a-i]); Chapter Six Conclusion and Synopsis; Bibliography.
Index of Modern AuthorsIndex of Ancient Sources.
Using insights from modern sociology, this book argues that the organization, law, and literature of the Dead Sea Scrolls sect expressed an "alternative civic ideology" by which members claimed citizenship in a superior commonwealth that would soon replace the existing Judean state.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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