Social Identity and Sectarianism in the Qumran Movement
Identity and sectarianism, two crucial and frequently used concepts in the study of the Qumran movement, are problematized, praised, and redefined in this book. Sociology of sectarianism and social identity approach inform the investigation of the serakhim (rule documents) and pesharim (biblical commentaries).
Jutta Jokiranta, PhD (2006) in Hebrew Bible Studies, University of Helsinki, is University Lecturer in Hebrew Bible/Old Testament Studies at that university. Her research covers themes in social identity, sectarianism, kinship terminology, strangers, and ritual life in the Dead Sea Scrolls.