Beyond the Essene Hypothesis: The Parting of the Ways Between Qumran and Enochic Judaism

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Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, 30 Mar 1998 - 230 sayfa
Respected scholar Gabriele Boccaccini here offers readers a new and challenging view of the ideology of the Qumran sect, the community closely related with the Dead Sea Scrolls. Boccaccini moves beyond the Essene hypothesis and posits a unique relationship between what he terms "Enochic Judaism" and the group traditionally known as the Essenes.

Building his case on what the ancient records tell us about the Essenes and on a systematic analysis of the documents found at Qumran, Boccaccini argues that the literature betrays the core of an ancient and distinct variety of Second Temple Judaism. Tracing the development of this tradition, Boccaccini shows that the Essene community at Qumran was really the offspring of the Enochic party, which in turn contributed to the birth of parties led by John the Baptist and Jesus. Convincingly argued, this work will surely spark fresh debate in the discussion on the Qumran community and their famous writings.

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Enochie Documents Unknown at Qumran or Enoch vs Qumran
Sectarian Documents in Context or Qumran vs Enoch
Missing Texts II Sectarian Documents outside Qumran
Summary A Bifurcation in the Chain of Enochic Documents
Conclusion The EnochicEssene Hypothesis
Common Roots Both Moses and Enoch
Common Ideology Rejection of Individual Predestination

Summary The Palestinian Communitlies and the Community of the Dead Sea
The Prehistory of the Sect
The Sectarian Texts of the Community of the Dead Sea Scrolls
PreMaccabean Texts in the Qumran Library Enochic and Zadokite Documents
The Formative Age
The Book of Jubilees
The Temple Scroll 11QT
The ProtoEpistle of Enoch Including the Apocalypse of Weeks
The Halakhic Letter 4QMMT
The Schism between Qumran and Enochic Judaism
Missing Texts I Sectarian Censorship
Common Sociology Diverse People Yet Not Set Apart
A Composite Picture of the EnochicEssene Movement
Summary The EnochicEssene Hypothesis and Its Implications
The Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Judaism
General Introductions to the History and Religion of Second Temple Judaism
Studies on the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha
Studies on the Dead Sea Scrolls
Index of Main Subjects
Index of Ancient Sources
Index of Modern Interpreters
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Gabriele Boccaccini is professor of Second Temple Judaism and Christian origins at the University of Michigan and director of the Enoch Seminar, a biennial international conference on the Enoch literature.

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