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Drama

Jesus : The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2003

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...The conspicuous paucity of references to Jesus in dramatic literature, and indeed of examples where Jesus takes a central dramatic role (other than for liturgical and evangelical purposes), suggests that there may be a general...

Ordeals

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...An ordeal is a form of ritual in which a person accused of wrongdoing is subjected to a physical test, such as drinking an unpleasant concoction or being plunged into a river, the result of which determines his or her guilt or innocence...

Reworked Pentateuch

The Dictionary of the Bible and Ancient Media

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...4QReworked Pentateuch (4QRP) refers to a collection of five manuscripts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls in cave 4 at Qumran: 4Q158, 4Q364, 4Q365, 4Q366, and 4Q367. Scholars disagree about whether and to what extent the manuscripts...

Law

Jesus : The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2003

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...The question of how Jesus viewed the place of “law” takes a number of different forms. There is first the historical question of his attitude, not so much to law in general as a principle or feature in human society, as to Judaism, “the...

Salvation through Christ, Not the Law of Moses

Jesus : The Complete Guide

Continuum, 2003

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...Because salvation is for all people, Christ spells the “end of the law” for Paul. No longer is the law of Moses to be understood as the way of salvation or the primary guide for life (Rom. 10.4), as it was in traditional Judaism. Salvation...

Historiography

T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls

T&T Clark, 2019

eBook

...Deceased. History and Historiography According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, historiography is (a) ‘the writing of history; especially the writing of history based on the critical examination...

Damascus Document (D)

T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls

T&T Clark, 2019

eBook

...As witnessed by the fact that ten copies of the work were discovered in the caves near Qumran, the Damascus Document (D) was clearly considered an important composition in the movement associated with Khirbet Qumran. The document describes...
...The Importance of Evidence from Qumran The problem of ‘oral’ and ‘written’ has for a long time exercised the minds of scholars who purport to trace the transmission history of rabbinic law and lore, which by the designation Oral Torah...

Miqṣat Maʿaśeh ha-Torah (MMT)

T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls

T&T Clark, 2019

eBook

...The designation 4QMMT was given to this composition by the editors Elisha Qimron and John Strugnell and derives from the words ‘Some of the Works of the Torah’ (line C 26 of the composite text, Qimron and Strugnell, 1994...

Authoritative Scriptures: Torah and Related Texts

T&T Clark Companion to the Dead Sea Scrolls

T&T Clark, 2019

eBook

...Writings are only ever authoritative for a particular community or society. Here we shall deal with the authoritativeness of the Torah (and related texts) within the Yahad and the wider movement of which it was a part, keeping in mind...