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Bibil Identifier bibil:200618
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Weighing the Parts
Title (English, ) A Papyrological Perspective on the Parting of the Ways
Author Stökl Ben Ezra, Daniel
Journal Novum Testamentum. An International Quarterly for New Testament and Related Studies (Volume: 51, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 168-186 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract A comparison of the ideological composition of the Qumran library and Christian libraries from ancient Egypt, reconstructed from pre-Constantinian papyri, reveals a profound difference in the amount of group-specific material: ca. 28% Qumran “sectarian” at Qumran vs. ca. 60% “Christian” books in ancient Egyptian Christian libraries. Even for the second century, where we have much less data, the divide is quite great. If we take Qumran as example for a Jewish sectarian library, still focused largely on the Hebrew Bible and writings shared with other Jews, Christian libraries portray an independent group-specific identity, quite early on.
DOI 10.1163/156853608X323055
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Ancient Christianity : Themes : Jewish-Christian Relations
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Papyrus
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Library
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts
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