Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Whom Does The Term Yahad Identify?

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

This chapter seeks to find clarity regarding the identity and organizational structures of the groups behind the Dead Sea Scrolls, and more specifically, regarding the identity of the yaḥad. The special impetus for this chapter was given by John Collins?s recent article ?Forms of Community in the Dead Sea Scrolls.? The chapter focuses the question of how the term yaḥad should be understood in relation to the groups of ten mentioned in 1QS 6:3, the maḥanot of at least ten members mentioned in CD 13:1, and the community council mentioned in 1QS 8:1, described as consisting of ?twelve men and three priests.? Scholars have tended to think that the Community Rule describes the life of the community at Qumran, identified with the yaḥad, whereas the Damascus Document was addressed to the members of the larger Essene movement living in the maḥanot, or camps, in towns and villages throughout Palestine.

Keywords: Community Rule; Damascus Document; Dead Sea Scrolls; Essene movement; maḥanot; Qumran; yaḥad

10.1163/ej.9789004164147.i-283.22
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004164147.i-283.22
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Defining Identities: We, You, and the Other in the Dead Sea Scrolls — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation