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dc.contributor.authorLilly, Ross Edwarden_US
dc.date.accessioned2018-05-31T01:55:07Z
dc.date.available2018-05-31T01:55:07Z
dc.date.issued1962
dc.date.submitted1962
dc.identifier.otherb14677684
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2144/29176
dc.descriptionThesis (Ph.D.)--Boston Universityen_US
dc.description.abstractThe problem is to describe the idea of man, both as individual and as community member, that is expressed in literature peculiar to the Jewish sectarian community which existed at the site of Khirbet Qumran. The research method has included translation and exegesis of passages of Qumran literature relevant to the problem, and exegetical analyses were correlated in order to describe as fully as possible the general idea of man in Qumran literature. This idea was compared with deutero-canonical texts and archaeological evidence from the Qumran complex in order to substantiate or correct exegetical inferences. Finally, the formalized idea was evaluated in the light of the idea of man in canonical scriptures in order to outline the origin, development, and influence of the sectarian idea. The investigation has disclosed that the idea of man in Qumran literature is the result of a re-forming of the general idea of man in the Old Testament according to the apocalyptic orientation of the Qumran sect. The mood of apocalyptic eschatology determined the degree of differentiation between the sectarian idea of man and the idea normally encountered in Old Testament documents; the former manifested the radical implications of the latter. Therefore, to describe the idea of man in Qumran manuscripts by moralistic, philosophical, or scientific categories is to distort it. [TRUNCATED]en_US
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dc.publisherBoston Universityen_US
dc.rightsBased on investigation of the BU Libraries' staff, this work is free of known copyright restrictions.en_US
dc.subjectManuscriptsen_US
dc.subjectQumran literatureen_US
dc.titleThe idea of man in Qumran literatureen_US
dc.typeThesis/Dissertationen_US
etd.degree.nameDoctor of Philosophyen_US
etd.degree.leveldoctoralen_US
etd.degree.disciplineOld Testamenten_US
etd.degree.grantorBoston Universityen_US


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