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Bibil Identifier bibil:238124
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Protected Sects
Title (English, ) The Apotropaic Performance and Function of 4QIncantation and 4QSongs of the Maskil and Their Relevance for the Study of the Hodayot
Author Krause, Andrew R.
Journal Journal of Ancient Judaism (Volume: 5, Issue: 1)
Year (Publication) 2014
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2014
Year (Copyright) 2014
Year (Reference) 2014
Language English
Pages 25-39 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract As the self-proclaimed "Sons of Light," the Qumran Movement became obsessed with their battle against the forces of evil, allowing this polarity to pervade their literature. This paper will compare two sectarian apotropaic liturgies (4QSongs of the Maskila–b and 4QIncantation) with the Hodayot psalms in terms of function and ritual performance. We will demonstrate that the same prophylactic elements that unite the apotropaic texts are present in the Hodayot, especially their "magical" elements, demonology, anthropology, and sapiential elements used for defense against evil spirits. While examples will be drawn broadly, we will conclude with a case study of the hymn of 1QHa IV.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q427-433 - Hodayot
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q441-444 - Individual Prayers
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q510-511 - 4QShira-b
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Themes : Sect
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