The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

Jericho by Qumran and Qumran by Jericho in Late Antiquity: A Multispectral Cultural Landscape through the New Cultural Studies

The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman - Cynthia Shafer-Elliott

David Hamidovic [+-]
University of Lausanne
David Hamidovič is Full Professor and holder of the chair of “Jewish Apocryphal Literature and History of Judaism in Antiquity” at the Faculty of Theology and Sciences of Religions, University of Lausanne (Switzerland). He has published many articles and monographies concerning Ancient Judaism, especially the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Jewish apocryphal texts.

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The memory of Jericho in Ancient Judaism is generally related to the conquest of Canaan and luxuriant palm groves. Numerous geographical, historical, archaeological, epigraphic, literary and administrative data are now available to reconstruct the cultural landscape of the region and its dynamics in Late Antiquity. The relationships between Jericho and Qumran, i.e. the Khirbeh and its inhabitants – the Essenes – during the Hasmonean and Herodian periods reveal dynamics at work between the centre of Jericho’s territory and its southern periphery, i.e. Khirbet Qumran, and vice-versa. The multispectral approach, following the New Cultural Studies, results in (re )evaluation of Jericho in the origins of the Essene community, and the not negligible role of Khirbet Qumran and its inhabitants within the territory of Jericho.

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Hamidovic, David. Jericho by Qumran and Qumran by Jericho in Late Antiquity: A Multispectral Cultural Landscape through the New Cultural Studies. The Hunt for Ancient Israel - Essays in Honour of Diana V. Edelman. Equinox eBooks Publishing, United Kingdom. p. 258-293 Jun 2022. ISBN 9781800500228. https://www.equinoxpub.com/home/view-chapter/?id=41646. Date accessed: 29 Nov 2022 doi: 10.1558/equinox.41646. Jun 2022

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