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dc.contributor.advisorGregory, Rabiaen_US
dc.contributor.authorTallent, Daniel
dc.contributor.otherUniversity of Missouri-Columbia. Graduate School. Theses and Dissertations. Theses. 2012 Thesesen_US
dc.date.issued2012
dc.date.submitted2012 Summeren_US
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page (University of Missouri--Columbia, viewed on November 5, 2012).en_US
dc.descriptionThe entire thesis text is included in the research.pdf file; the official abstract appears in the short.pdf file; a non-technical public abstract appears in the public.pdf file.en_US
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Dr. Rabia Gregoryen_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references.en_US
dc.descriptionM.A. University of Missouri--Columbia 2012.en_US
dc.descriptionDissertations, Academic -- University of Missouri--Columbia -- Religious studies.en_US
dc.description"July 2012"en_US
dc.description.abstractSince their discovery, the Qumran community and the texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls have often been viewed through the lens of contemporary and later religious groups, such as the Pharisees, Sadducees, or Christians. In this thesis I argue that, to properly understand Qumran, one must first consider the community's beliefs and behaviors in light of their particular cultural and historical setting. The Qumran community conceived of history as being a cycle of punishment, redemption, and reward ordained by YHWH as a result of Israel's adherence to or disregard of the Israelite covenant. The Qumran community formed and existed as a result of perceived covenant disregard by the larger Judaean populace, and as a result felt it was necessary to form a separate community, or “remnant”, within Israel in which the covenant could be obeyed in full. Qumran's manifestations of behavior that separated them wider Judaean society - their disregard for the Temple, ascetic lifestyles, and systems of initiation and pedagogy - are best understood as a means of preserving the internal efficacy of this covenant remnant until the imminent eschaton. This is supported by textual and material evidence, and is particularly evident in some of the community's oldest documents, such as the Damascus Document and MMT.en_US
dc.format.extentiv, 114 pagesen_US
dc.identifier.otherTallentD-062912-T467
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/15972
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartof2012 Freely available theses (MU)en_US
dc.subjectDead Sea scrollsen_US
dc.subjectasceticismen_US
dc.subjectQumran communityen_US
dc.subjectJudaean societyen_US
dc.title"Until God shall visit the Earth": the role of covenant theology in the Qumran movementen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineReligious studiesen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineReligious studieseng
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Columbiaen_US
thesis.degree.levelMastersen_US
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en_US


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