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The Damascus covenant : an interpretation of the "Damascus Document"

Author: Philip R Davies
Publisher: Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, Dept. of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, 1982.
Series: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 25.
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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.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Davies, Philip R.
Damascus covenant.
Sheffield, England : JSOT Press, Dept. of Biblical Studies, University of Sheffield, 1982
(DLC) 83123658
(OCoLC)10825592
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Philip R Davies
ISBN: 9780567051677 0567051676
OCLC Number: 276348535
Notes: Includes Damascus document in Hebrew with English translation.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (267 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Introduction; I: Structure and Plot of the Admonition; II: History; III: Laws; IV: Warnings; V: The New Covenant; VI: The Redaction of the Admonition; Conclusions and Reflections; Notes; Select Bibliography; Text and Translation.
Series Title: Journal for the study of the Old Testament., Supplement series ;, 25.
Other Titles: Damascus document.
Responsibility: Philip R. Davies.

Abstract:

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 l.

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