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Index Of Modern Authors

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This section presents a list of modern author names that occur in the book Reading the Human Body: Physiognomics and Astrology in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Hellenistic-Early Roman Period Judaism. A number of texts from the Dead Sea Scrolls give descriptions and characterizations of the human body. These descriptions do not display a mere interest in human anatomy or in the body per se. Rather, they impart knowledge of how to read strange matters from the human body; the interest is in what the body can reveal about people. Qumran scholars distinguish between sectarian and non-sectarian writings amongst the Dead Sea Scrolls. It is argued that sectarian texts should be discernable by a distinctive terminology that is linked with a particular set of ideas.

Keywords: Dead Sea Scrolls; human body; Judaism; Qumran scholars; sectarian writings



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