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The ‘Sectarian’ Calendar Of Qumran

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This chapter considers whether the calendar of Qumran was itself sectarian, and to what extent it contributed to the sectarian identity of the Qumran community. The scrolls discovered near Qumran, or at least a significant proportion of them, have traditionally been labelled as 'sectarian', but without much attention given to the meaning of this term. The chapter argues the same regarding the calendar of Qumran: although its structure differed radically from that of other, contemporary Jewish calendars, the assumption that this difference was 'sectarian' or the foundation of Qumran sectarianism remains entirely to be justified. Polemics are well represented in Qumran literature, especially in sources identified as sectarian, and are often treated themselves as indicative of a sectarian stance.

Keywords: calendar of Qumran; Qumran sectarianism; contemporary Jewish calendars; Qumran literature



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