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Bibil Identifier bibil:202310
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) The Oath and the Community
Author VanderKam, James C.
Journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume: 16, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 416-432 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Serek and the Damascus Document describe aspects of the procedures by which a person joined the community, and Josephus explains the entry procedures for aspiring Essenes. An oath is included in all of these descriptions, but, it has been claimed, it is placed at different points in them. A close examination of the texts shows that all of the sources probably locate the oath at the same point in the process of entry into the community; as a result, this aspect of the entry procedures constitutes another close parallel between the communal texts found at Qumran and Josephus's description of the Essenes.
DOI 10.1163/156851709X474004
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : CD - Cairo Genizah / Damascus Document
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Themes : Sect
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 1Q - Qumran Cave 1 : 1QS - Rule of the Community / Manual of Discipline
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