[b-hebrew] Use of Qahal in Qumran Scrolls

Herman Meester crazymulgogi at gmail.com
Thu Dec 15 16:34:53 EST 2005

Hi Ken,
Idiosyncracy is not an argument pro or against anything; Newton,
Galilei, Chomsky, Sokrates, Jesus, Copernicus, I guess Einstein too,
Lachmann (leading to the 'discovery' of "Q") and quite a lot of
others, had, strictly speaking, idiosyncratic ideas but did cause a
paradigm shift or breakthrough. The Jerusalem hypothesis is very
convincing. Golb put an entire list of strong arguments in his book.
The number of scholars that support a certain theory, too, as they
wanted me to remember well in philosophy class, doesn't mean anything
either. The first scholar that suggested microbes exist was laughed at
by his fellow doctors.

2005/12/15, Ken Penner <ken.penner at acadiau.ca>:
> Anyone reading _Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls_ should be aware that Golb's views are highly idiosyncratic and not convincing to most Dead Sea Scrolls scholars. A more mainstream yet affordable introduction would be _The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls_ by VanderKam & Flint.
> Ken Penner
> PhD cand., DSS Hebrew/McMaster
> Post-biblical Hebrew/Acadia
> -----Original Message-----
> From: b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org [mailto:b-hebrew-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On Behalf Of Herman Meester
> Sent: Thursday, December 15, 2005 2:32 PM
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> Subject: Re: [b-hebrew] Use of Qahal in Qumran Scrolls
> I can't help really you with that; but a great book on "Qumran" I want to recommend to anyone is "Who wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls?" by Norman Golb. Sorry if you've already read it, I don't know if it was a bestseller, I'm not always up-to-date ;) It's very to the point; polemical, at times arrogant, but quite convincing.
> But could you specify what kind of questions regarding qahal you'd like to answer? Religious, linguistic, sociological?
> שלום
> Herman
> 2005/12/15, Jimmy Doyle <jimmy at liquidthinking.org>:
> > Would anyone have recommendations on resources where I could find out
> > about the use of qahal in the Qumran Scrolls?
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