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Out of the cave : a philosophical inquiry into the Dead Sea scrolls research / Edna Ullmann-Margalit.

By: Ullmann-Margalit, Edna.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2006Description: 167 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0674022238; 9780674022232.Subject(s): Dead Sea scrolls | Qumran community | Essenes | Excavations (Archaeology) -- West Bank | Qumran Site (West Bank)
Contents:
Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter one -- Writings and ruins: The Essene connection -- Overview -- Setting the stage -- Discovery -- Reception and expectations scholarship -- Popular interest -- The problem of identification -- The emergence of the Qumran-Essene hypothesis -- Yadin -- De Vaux -- The linkage argument -- The weak version -- De Vaux's strong version -- The strength of the linkage argument -- The links -- Resilience and consilience elasticity and co-optation -- Who were the Essenes -- The composition of the Qumran Library -- Chapter two -- A hard look at "hard facts": the archaeology of Qumran -- The fantasy -- The chain of events -- The fantasy in detail formation and confirmation -- The method -- Leaving traces -- Reasoning about the traces -- Background expectations -- Prior probabilities, posterior probabilities, and interpretation -- The task -- A two-way split -- Examples -- Negating findings -- Affirming findings: Ritual baths affirming findings: Scriptorium affirming findings: Ostracon -- Threshold effects -- Assessment -- Test or presumption? Confirmation bias -- Framing finds as facts artifacts -- The case of the bone deposits -- Facts under description -- Uniqueness -- The scroll jars, the glass assemblage, and the hatchet the copper scroll -- Chapter three -- Sects and scholars -- The "Scrolls Sect" -- Why "sect"? -- To be a sect -- Traits shared by sects -- Sectarian traits of the Dead Sea -- Group celibacy and geographic center -- Which sect? -- Heterodoxy and orthodoxy -- Political power and religious power protest against whom? Sadducees or Pharisees? -- The calendar -- A deviant calendar -- What difference does a different calendar make? -- Ideology or practice? -- Christian agendas the spiritual picture -- Changed circumstances, different picture examples and further observations -- Scholarly anxieties and motivated agendas.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [152]-160) and index.

Preface -- Introduction -- Chapter one -- Writings and ruins: The Essene connection -- Overview -- Setting the stage -- Discovery -- Reception and expectations scholarship -- Popular interest -- The problem of identification -- The emergence of the Qumran-Essene hypothesis -- Yadin -- De Vaux -- The linkage argument -- The weak version -- De Vaux's strong version -- The strength of the linkage argument -- The links -- Resilience and consilience elasticity and co-optation -- Who were the Essenes -- The composition of the Qumran Library -- Chapter two -- A hard look at "hard facts": the archaeology of Qumran -- The fantasy -- The chain of events -- The fantasy in detail formation and confirmation -- The method -- Leaving traces -- Reasoning about the traces -- Background expectations -- Prior probabilities, posterior probabilities, and interpretation -- The task -- A two-way split -- Examples -- Negating findings -- Affirming findings: Ritual baths affirming findings: Scriptorium affirming findings: Ostracon -- Threshold effects -- Assessment -- Test or presumption? Confirmation bias -- Framing finds as facts artifacts -- The case of the bone deposits -- Facts under description -- Uniqueness -- The scroll jars, the glass assemblage, and the hatchet the copper scroll -- Chapter three -- Sects and scholars -- The "Scrolls Sect" -- Why "sect"? -- To be a sect -- Traits shared by sects -- Sectarian traits of the Dead Sea -- Group celibacy and geographic center -- Which sect? -- Heterodoxy and orthodoxy -- Political power and religious power protest against whom? Sadducees or Pharisees? -- The calendar -- A deviant calendar -- What difference does a different calendar make? -- Ideology or practice? -- Christian agendas the spiritual picture -- Changed circumstances, different picture examples and further observations -- Scholarly anxieties and motivated agendas.

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