4. The Production and Dissemination of Knowledge within the Qumran Community

The Use and Dissemination of Religious Knowledge in Antiquity - Diana V. Edelman

David Hamidovic [+-]
University of Lausanne
David Hamidović, Ph.D. at Sorbonne University (Paris) in History of Antiquity, is Professor and chair of the division, "Jewish Apocryphal Literature and History of Judaism in Antiquity", at the University of Lausanne (Switzerland).

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The analysis of the textual cluster of serakhim relating to the Rule of the Community enables us to consider the production and dissemination of knowledge within the Qumran community itself. The literary genre of serakhim demonstrates the transformation of oral traditions into written format and of writing into orality within the community. The columns 5, 6 and 9 of 1QS describe this process at work. Assuming that we are dealing with a composite text here, I explain the production and dissemination of knowledge by re-contextualising the concept of mishpatim that constitute the background of the serakhim.

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Hamidovic, David. 4. The Production and Dissemination of Knowledge within the Qumran Community. The Use and Dissemination of Religious Knowledge in Antiquity. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. Nov 2021. ISBN 9781781798768. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=37993. Date accessed: 16 Dec 2019 doi: 10.1558/equinox.37993. Nov 2021

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