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The Qumran Paradigm: Critical Evaluation of Some Foundational Hypotheses in the Construction of the Qumran Sect
de Looijer, Gwynned

Atlanta: SBL Press, 2015 pp. xviii + 297. $37.95

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Description: Gwynned de Looijer reexamines the key hypotheses that have driven scholarsí understandings of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the archaeological site of Khirbet Qumran, and the textual descriptions of the Essenes. She demonstrates that foundational hypotheses regarding a sect at Qumran have heavily influenced the way the texts found in the surrounding caves are interpreted. De Looijerís approach abandonís those assumptions to illustrate that the Dead Sea Scrolls reflect a wider range of backgrounds reflecting the many diverse forms of Judaism that existed in the Second Temple period.

Subjects: Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, History of Religions, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer
Published 4/13/2017
Citation: Jutta Leonhardt-Balzer, review of Gwynned de Looijer, The Qumran Paradigm: Critical Evaluation of Some Foundational Hypotheses in the Construction of the Qumran Sect, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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