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Author Gillihan, Yonder Moynihan.

Title 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.

Imprint Leiden : BRILL, 2011.

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Description 1 online resource (586 pages).
Series Studies on the texts of the desert of Judah ; v. 97
Contents 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.
Summary 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.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Dead Sea scrolls.
Dead Sea scrolls.
Civil society -- Palestine -- History.
Jews -- History -- 586 B.C.-70 A.D.
Palestine -- Politics and government.
Qumran community -- History.
Religion and civil society -- Palestine.
Religion and politics.
Chronological Term 586 B.C.-70 A.D
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Gillihan, Yonder M. Civic Ideology, Organization, and Law in the Rule Scrolls : A Comparative Study of the Covenanters' Sect and Contemporary Voluntary Associations in Political Context. Leiden : BRILL, ©2011 9789004168121
ISBN 9789004212183 (electronic bk.)
9004212183 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 9786613292360