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Bibil Identifier bibil:240434
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Wisdom at Qumran
Title (English, ) A Form-Critical Analysis of the Admonitions in 4QInstruction
Author Jefferies, Daryl F.
Series Gorgias Dissertations (Volume: 3)
Year (Publication) 2002
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2002
Year (Copyright) 2002
Year (Reference) 2002
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature USA 23891
Place 229 QUM.08
Publishing house Gorgias Press
Place Piscataway
ISBN 978-1-931956-36-7
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xii Pages
336 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract Wisdom literature reflects the human desire to understand the world and recognize proper human conduct. Wisdom has been identified and studied widely in its Ancient Near Eastern context. Still, the study of wisdom texts found in the Dead Sea Scrolls has only recently come into focus. One such text, 4QInstruction, is a large document known only from its occurrence among the Dead Sea Scrolls. 4QInstruction includes poetic discourses, hymnic material, and short wisdom sayings and admonitions.
This study provides background on wisdom forms, the key Qumran sectarian texts, and wisdom studies related to the Dead Sea Scrolls. After a summary of 4QInstruction as a whole, a major portion of the study focuses on the admonitions in 4QInstruction, identifying the literary forms used in the admonitions as a way to better assess the relationship between 4QInstruction, biblical wisdom, and the broader wisdom tradition. The admonitions are grouped by topic and discussed in terms of their structure, wisdom forms, and setting. The intended message of the text is then considered in light of the biblical wisdom tradition and the sectarian Dead Sea Scroll texts, which make up the context for 4QInstruction.
The admonitions are expressed in biblical wisdom forms, showing a familiarity with and acceptance of traditional Hebrew wisdom, including a focus on traditional themes. Yet, when read from the sectarian perspective, 4QInstruction reinforces the guidelines and theology of the key Dead Sea Scroll documents.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Themes : Sect
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 4Q - Qumran Cave 4 : 4Q415-418.423 - 4QInstruction
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Wisdom
Genres Edition (Original Text)
Modern Translation
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