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Do Qumran Inscriptions Show Hellenization of Qumran Residents?

Do Qumran Inscriptions Show Hellenization of Qumran Residents?

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Title: Do Qumran Inscriptions Show Hellenization of Qumran Residents?
Author: Hamidović, David
Abstract: The epigraphic corpus of Qumran has been known completely since the publication of André Lemaire in
<Khirbet Qumrân et ‘Aïn Feshkha, II>, by Jean-Baptiste Humbert and Jan Gunneweg in 2003. The
publication of all the inscriptions in Khirbet Qumran, the associated caves and ‘Aïn Feshkha have shown
something strange: Qumran residents might have been more Hellenized than the usual picture given by
Qumran scrolls. Most of the inscriptions are personal names (or nicknames). Some of them have been
written by members of the Qumran community. We propose to compare these inscriptions with
contemporaneous epigraphic corpora discovered around the Dead Sea and with personal names noted in the
Qumran nonliterary texts.
Subject: Qumran Inscriptions
Hellenization of Qumran Residents
Type: Article
Rights: The following articles are © 2009 with the individual authors. They are made available free of charge from this page as a service to the community under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivative Works license version 3.0. For full details go to http://creativecommons.org.licenses/ny-nd.3.0
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10315/3982
Published: York University
Citation: Proceedings of the 23rd International Congress of Onomastic Sciences
ISBN: 978-1-55014-521-2
Date: 2009

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