Text, Intertext, and Conceptual Identity: The Case of Ephraim and the Seekers of Smooth Things

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620511
Title:
Text, Intertext, and Conceptual Identity: The Case of Ephraim and the Seekers of Smooth Things
Authors:
Collins, Matthew A.
Abstract:
This essay first highlights some ambiguities in the use of “Judah” and “Ephraim” (and to a lesser extent, “Manasseh”) in the Qumran sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls, which together problematize a straightforward reading of these typological labels in relation to distinct (let alone historical) groups. It then turns to focus on “Ephraim” and its seemingly unprompted employment as an identifying label for “the Seekers of Smooth Things.” Proposing an alternative sectarian provenance for this conceptual identification, it suggests that the explicit association of “Ephraim” with “the Seekers of Smooth Things” (and indeed the community of the Liar) in the pesharim both derives from and builds upon implicit scriptural allusions present in the Damascus Document.
Affiliation:
University of Chester
Citation:
Collins, M. A. (2017). Text, Intertext, and Conceptual Identity: The Case of Ephraim and the Seekers of Smooth Things. In A. Feldman, M. Cioată, & C. Hempel (Eds.), Is There a Text in this Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke (pp. 209–225). Leiden: Brill.
Publisher:
Brill
Publication Date:
May-2017
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10034/620511
Additional Links:
http://www.brill.com/products/book/there-text-cave-studies-textuality-dead-sea-scrolls-honour-george-j-brooke
Type:
Book chapter
Language:
en
ISBN:
9789004344525
Appears in Collections:
Theology and Religious Studies

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dc.contributor.authorCollins, Matthew A.en
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-24T14:45:39Z-
dc.date.available2017-05-24T14:45:39Z-
dc.date.issued2017-05-
dc.identifier.citationCollins, M. A. (2017). Text, Intertext, and Conceptual Identity: The Case of Ephraim and the Seekers of Smooth Things. In A. Feldman, M. Cioată, & C. Hempel (Eds.), Is There a Text in this Cave? Studies in the Textuality of the Dead Sea Scrolls in Honour of George J. Brooke (pp. 209–225). Leiden: Brill.en
dc.identifier.isbn9789004344525-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10034/620511-
dc.description.abstractThis essay first highlights some ambiguities in the use of “Judah” and “Ephraim” (and to a lesser extent, “Manasseh”) in the Qumran sectarian Dead Sea Scrolls, which together problematize a straightforward reading of these typological labels in relation to distinct (let alone historical) groups. It then turns to focus on “Ephraim” and its seemingly unprompted employment as an identifying label for “the Seekers of Smooth Things.” Proposing an alternative sectarian provenance for this conceptual identification, it suggests that the explicit association of “Ephraim” with “the Seekers of Smooth Things” (and indeed the community of the Liar) in the pesharim both derives from and builds upon implicit scriptural allusions present in the Damascus Document.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBrillen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.brill.com/products/book/there-text-cave-studies-textuality-dead-sea-scrolls-honour-george-j-brookeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/en
dc.subjectDead Sea Scrollsen
dc.subjectQumranen
dc.titleText, Intertext, and Conceptual Identity: The Case of Ephraim and the Seekers of Smooth Thingsen
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dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Chesteren
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