By Julie A. Hughes
It has lengthy been famous that the Thanksgiving Hymns (Hodayot) from Qumran make vast use of biblical language. A premise of this examine in their use of scripture is that those compositions can most sensible be understood via studying them as poetry. utilizing insights from the fields of comparative literature and religious study it establishes a style for research of the poems and for identity and research of scriptural allusions. 5 poems were selected for special examine. The query is requested, how could a reader acquainted with the scriptural traditions of the interval interpret those poems and why? the 1st bankruptcy provides an invaluable evaluation of the scholarship to this point and exhibits the recent avenues explored by way of this learn.
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D. , Annenberg Research Institute, 1991). 5. Genre and Sitz im Leben Revisited Apart from its intrinsic interest Kittel believed that analysis of poetic structure could shed light on other questions concerning the Hodayot. 72 Of the eight compositions analysed by Kittel, four had been categorised by Holm-Nielsen as hymns and four as thanksgiving psalms. Kittel considered that her analysis supported Holm-Nielsen’s categorisation. She found that, of the eight compositions, the hymns shared certain poetic features not present in the others.
2. ”113 She considers that, just as the Community Hymns shaped the individual member’s identity, so these poems shaped the leader’s self-understanding. ”114 110 111 112 113 114 Newsom, The Self as Symbolic Space, 269–273. Newsom, The Self as Symbolic Space, 272–273. Newsom, The Self as Symbolic Space, 278. Newsom, The Self as Symbolic Space, 289. Newsom, The Self as Symbolic Space, 286. the hodayot 31 In her chapter on the Community Hymns Newsom noted several links between them. In particular she referred back several times to 1QHa VII 21–38 [XV 8–25].
Trans. Alan Sheridan. New York: Random House, 1995); “Technologies of the Self ” in Technologies of the Self: A Seminar with Michel Foucault (eds. Luther H. Martin, Huck Gutman and Patrick H. Hutton; London: Tavistock, 1988), 16–63. 95 Newsom, The Self as Symbolic Space, 102–103. 96 Newsom notes that Reike’s theory applied to the Community Hymns. She is less explicit about the Teacher Hymns but seems to assume that they had a similar Sitz im Leben but were recited by a leader of the community.
Scriptural Allusions and Exegesis in the Hodayot (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah) by Julie A. Hughes