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Author Newman, Hillel.

Title Proximity to power and Jewish sectarian groups of the ancient period : a review of lifestyle, values, and halakhah in the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes, and Qumran / by Hillel Newman ; edited by Ruth Ludlam
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2006


Description 1 online resource (xix, 332 pages)
Series Brill reference library of Judaism, 1571-5000 ; v. 25
Brill reference library of Judaism ; v. 25. 1571-5000
Contents CONTENTS -- INTRODUCTION -- LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS AND SOURCES -- CHAPTER ONE TERMINOLOGY AND METHODOLOGY -- 1.1 Terminology -- 1.2 Methodology -- CHAPTER TWO JEWISH GROUPS1 IN THE HASMONEAN PERIOD AND THEIR PROXIMITY TO THE REGIME -- 2.1 Introduction -- 2.2 The Pharisees -- 2.3 The Sadducees -- 2.4 The Essenes -- 2.5 The Qumran Group -- 2.6 The Distinction between Groups According to Involvement in the Center -- CHAPTER THREE SECEDING GROUPS AND DISSENTING GROUPS: LIFESTYLE -- 3.1 Communal Eating as a Sectarian Feature
3.2 Clothing110 as a Sectarian Characteristic3.3 The Family as a Sectarian Characteristic -- Conclusions: Seceding Groups and Dissenting Groups on Family Life -- CHAPTER FOUR SECEDING GROUPS AND DISSENTING GROUPS: HALAKHIC SYSTEM -- 4.1 The Place of Halakhah in the Lives of the Jewish Groups -- 4.2 The Halakhic System of the Dissenting Groups -- 4.3 The Halakhic System of the Seceding Groups -- CHAPTER FIVE SECEDING GROUPS AND DISSENTING GROUPS: THEOLOGY AND IDEOLOGY -- 5.1. Theological and Ideological Characteristics in Research
5.2. The Importance of Continuing Prophecy in a Group�s Leadership5.3. Prophetic Ability in the Lives of the Seceding Groups -- 5.4. The Prophetic Aspect among the Dissenting Groups -- 5.5. Continuing Prophecy among the Jewish Groups -- 5.6. The Status of Earthly Life in the Spiritual System -- CONCLUSIONS -- BIBLIOGRAPHY -- INDEX OF ANCIENT SOURCES
Summary This book deals with the values, lifestyle and code of law of four Jewish sectarian groups in the Hellenistic and Roman (Second Temple) period, in the land of Israel. It reviews the groups according to their proximity to power, highlighting the fact that political involvement has a decisive impact on the life and development of these social groups. The groups under review, the Pharisees, Sadducees, Essenes and Qumran, receive a new historical description, from the viewpoint of their proximity to power. The issue of what determines the course of a social group, whether normative or sectarian, is discussed, and the traditional terminology is re-examined. Original terminology is established. The first part of the book deals with the question of terminology, the available sources and the presentation of the different groups
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-318) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Jews -- History -- 168 B.C.-135 A.D.
Jews -- Politics and government -- To 70 A.D.
Jews -- Social conditions.
Power (Social sciences) -- Palestine -- History -- To 1500
Qumran community.
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Jews -- Politics and government
Jews -- Social conditions
Power (Social sciences)
Qumran community
Middle East -- Palestine
Genre/Form History
Form Electronic book
Author Ludlam, Ruth M.
ISBN 9789047408352