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The "Apocalyptic" Community, The Matrix Of The Teacher And Rewriting Scripture

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This chapter in honour of Florentino Garca Martnez argues that the practices of scriptural rewriting that are evident in so many of the Dead Sea Scrolls from the Qumran caves need to be seen in some kind of historical framework, against some actual historical circumstances. More than most other scholars, Garca Martnez has been able to combine views on the history of the Qumran community and the wider movement of which it was a part with the analysis of the literary genres and theological or ideological topics apparent in the Scrolls from the caves. His particular approach has been to argue that the manuscripts from Qumran and apocalyptic cast light on each other, both in terms of genre and in terms of the transmission of tradition. Part of the historical framework for such transmission is famously known as the Groningen Hypothesis.

Keywords: Apocalyptic; Dead Sea Scrolls; Florentino García Martínez; Groningen hypothesis; Qumran caves; rewriting scripture; tradition



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