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Title: Challenges to Conventional Opinions on Qumran and Enoch Issues
Author: Heger, Paul
Publisher: Brill; Publication Date: 2012
Hardcover; ISBN: 9789004217225
Volumes: 1; Pages: 430
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Some literary expressions in the Dead Sea Scrolls led scholars to allege that their authors professed a dualistic and deterministic worldview of Zoroastrian origin and that the omission of Moses and Sinai from the Enoch writings evinces that a segment in Jewish society marginalized the Torah, adopting Enoch's prophecies as its ethical guideline. This study challenges these allegations as utterly conflicting with essential biblical doctrines and the unequivocal beliefs and expectations of Qumran's Torah-centered society, arguing that scholars' allegations are erroneously based on interpreting ancient texts with a modern mindset and influenced by the interpreter's personal cultural background. The study interprets the relevant texts in a manner compatible with the presumed doctrines of ancient Jewish authors and readers.
Table of contents
2.Rabbinic And Qumran Interpretation Systems
3.The Attribution Of Modern Concepts To Authors And Readers Of Ancient Texts
4.Enoch: Complementary or Alternative to Mosaic Torah?
5.Jubilees and the Mosaic Torah
6.Another Look at Dualism in Qumran Writings
7.Against a Theory of Dual Determinism in 1QS and 1QHa