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The Concept of Purity at Qumran and in the Letters of Paul

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Part of Society for New Testament Studies Monograph Series

  • Date Published: March 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511869457

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  • This examination of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Letters of Paul finds that, in both these bodies of literature, religious self-understanding is expressed in terms of the concept of purity so important to primitive religion and earlier Judaism. Dr Newton contradicts the view held by most scholars that the traditional Jewish attitude to purity had no place in Christianity. By using the concept of purity not unlike that at Qumran or of Pharisaic and Rabbinic Judaism, Paul could elucidate his views on, among other things, the nature of the Church, the divine presence, the basis of ethical behaviour and the significance of the death of Jesus.

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    • Date Published: March 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511869457
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of abbreviations
    1. Introduction
    2. The concept of purity in the Qumran community
    3. Purity and the cult in the letters of Paul
    4. Purity and membership of the Church
    5. Purity and the continuing life of the Church
    6. Conclusion
    General Index.

  • Author

    Michael Newton

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