Ritual and Scripture at Qumran

EMB5401HF  L0101
Offered in Fall 2011  ·  Previously offered in Winter 2009 · Toronto (St. George Campus) Site

An examination of selected psalms, prayers, and hymns from the Dead Sea Scrolls with an eye to their appropriation of scriptural discourse. Genre issues, social function of these texts in the Qumran community, and continuity with and differences from later Jewish and Christian liturgies also explored. Seminar, seminar presentations, and final paper. Prerequisite: 2 years biblical Hebrew. Evaluation: Participation (25%); class presentations (25%); and final paper (50%).

Schedule: Wednesday, 11:00 to 13:00
Instructors: Judith Newman
Teaching Methods: Lectures
Other Information: First Semester · One Credit

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