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Sapiential revelation at Qumran

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This chapter turns to the evidence of sapiential revelation within the Qumran community. It analyses three prominent sectarian documents: the Hodayot, the Damascus Document, and the Rule of the Community. The chapter focuses on the evidence provided by the Hodayot. Several passages in the Hodayot, as well as a few in the Damascus Document and the Rule of the Community, indicate that the Qumran community envisioned for itself an active role for sapiential revelation. These texts testify to the sectarian belief in the continued occurrence of revelation through the receipt of divine wisdom. The chapter draws upon the Hodayot as a basis for understanding the sectarian model of sapiential revelation. In sketching the parameters of this model, both the Teacher and Community Hymns are analyzed, with the assumption that both are representative of sectarian tendencies.

Keywords: Damascus Document; Hodayot; Qumran; Rule of the Community; sapiential revelation; sectarian model



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