This quantity is worried with exploring sectarian attitudes towards wealth and the commercial practices that gave upward push to and issued from these attitudes. An introductory bankruptcy establishes the country of the query. 3 next chapters specialize in significant sectarian texts: the Damascus record, the guideline of the neighborhood, and 4QInstruction A. different sectarian and non-sectarian texts that point out wealth are mentioned in a 5th bankruptcy, whereas archaeological facts from the Qumran area and modern documentary texts are brought in chapters seven and 8. eventually, old secondary testimony on Essene monetary practices is mentioned. The ebook breaks new flooring in arguing for a number of biblical rationales for the perform of shared wealth. Its integration of archaeological and documentary facts sheds amazing new mild at the financial association of the Qumran group.
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