This study explores intriguing points of contact between embryonic sectarianism as identified in the Dead Sea Scrolls with emerging sectarianism in the Hebrew Bible. In particular, I suggest that the small fellowship groups that ultimately gave rise to the Qumran milieu are the heirs of the Torah-disciples identified by Alexander Rofé as lying behind the shaping of the Hebrew Bible. My particular focus is a passage from the opening lines of 1QS 6 (1QS 6:6b-7a), read side by side with Josh 1:8 and Ps 1:2. This approach offers opportunities to bridge the gap between the circles that shaped the final stages of parts of the Hebrew Bible and incipient communal life as described in 1QS 6:6b-7a.
|Title of host publication||Studies on the Text and Versions of the Hebrew Bible in Honour of Robert Gordon|
|Editors||Geoffrey Khan, Diana Lipton|
|Place of Publication||Leiden|
|Number of pages||27|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2011|
|Name||Vetus Testamentum Supplement Series|