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Bibil Identifier bibil:207945
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Qumran Wisdom Literature and the Problem of Genre
Author Goff, Matthew
Journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume: 17, Issue: 3)
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Language English
Pages 315-335 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract The Dead Sea Scrolls include several writings that can be reasonably identified as wisdom texts. But the compositions that are regularly so classified contain a range of diverse perspectives and themes, and this problematizes the search for a common ingredient that makes them readily identifiable as sapiential literature. There were ancient authors who composed instructional works steeped in older didactic traditions that are well represented by the book of Proverbs. Such works can be legitimately classified as wisdom. But their authors did not conceive of wisdom as a precise or specific genre and our means for identifying wisdom texts are subjective and somewhat loose.
DOI 10.1163/156851710X513566
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Wisdom
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 1Q - Qumran Cave 1 : 1Q27 - Mysteries
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