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community

Overview page. Subjects: Social Sciences — Arts and Humanities.

Many sociological and anthropological definitions exist, but most tend to privilege some combination of small-scale, relative boundedness, strong affective ties, traditionalism, and...

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Community

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and Ethics

P ublished online October 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 3331 words.

In relation to the Bible and ethics, the word “community” has two primary meanings: 1. “A community” or “the community”

Community Organization

Edited by Lawrence H. Schiffman and James VanderKam.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 6741 words.

[This entry comprises three articles: Community Organization in the Rule of the Community, Community Organization in the Damascus

Qumran Community

Charlotte Hempel.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 4280 words.

The term Qumran community refers to the community whose archaeological and literary remains were preserved at Khirbet Qumran, ῾Ein-Feshka, and

Communities Worshipping Humans

Steven J. Friesen.

in Imperial Cults and the Apocalypse of John

November 2001; p ublished online November 2003 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 7753 words.

The author of Revelation promoted a particular view of church life. John described the churches as a divine kingdom chosen from the peoples of the earth. The most important leaders were,...

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community

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

January 2009; p ublished online January 2010 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 178 words.

Much modern social theory and practice has affected biblical studies by showing that a great deal of light is thrown

The Qumran community

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 5062 words.

‘The Qumran community’ assesses what we know about the social structure of the Qumran sect. Early estimates of the size of the community suggested thousands of members, but it was more...

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Rule of the Community

Jerome o. p. Murphy-O'Connor.

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Archaeology in the Near East

November 1996; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Archaeology of the Near East; Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 1260 words.

The abbreviated title of the Rule of the Community is 1QS; the 1Q indicates that it comes from the

community

W. R. F. Browning.

in A Dictionary of the Bible

May 2011; p ublished online October 2012 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 178 words.

Much modern social theory and practice has affected biblical studies by showing that a great deal of light is thrown

Eucharist and Community in First Corinthians

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor.

in Keys to First Corinthians

February 2009; p ublished online May 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 18283 words.

This chapter first develops Paul's understanding of Christian community with particular emphasis on its unity, and its identification with ‘Christ’. It is the antithesis of the...

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Intellectual Humility and the Community of the Sacraments

Grant Macaskill.

in The New Testament and Intellectual Humility

January 2019; p ublished online November 2018 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 6153 words.

This chapter considers the role that the sacraments of baptism and Eucharist play in fostering a proper attitude of intellectual humility within Christian community. The sacraments...

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The communities of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 5455 words.

‘The communities of the Dead Sea Scrolls’ assesses what we know about the social structure and daily lives of the Qumran community. Early estimates of the community’s size suggested...

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The Qumran-Essene community in context

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 3352 words.

‘The Qumran–Essene community in context’ contextualizes the Dead Sea Scrolls within the history of Second Temple Judaism. The period began under Persian rule, when Cyrus adopted a policy of...

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The religious beliefs of the Qumran community

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls

November 2005; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 1642 words.

‘The religious beliefs of the Qumran community’ explores the beliefs of Qumran Jews. Judaism is a way of life rather than a common faith, but common beliefs are held. The Doctrine of the...

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The religious beliefs of the sectarian communities

Timothy H. Lim.

in The Dead Sea Scrolls: A Very Short Introduction

March 2017; p ublished online March 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Archaeology; Biblical Studies. 1640 words.

‘The religious beliefs of the sectarian communities’ explores Jewish beliefs in the Second Temple period. Judaism is a way of life rather than a common faith, but common beliefs are held....

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Canonical Text, Covenantal Communities, and the Patterns of Exegetical Culture Reflections on the Past Century

Michael Fishbane.

in Covenant as Context

September 2003; p ublished online October 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 9298 words.

This chapter presents an essay on covenantal communities, canonical text, and the patterns of exegetical culture. It explores classic Jewish mystical exegesis and the shift in modern study...

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The Cenacle and the Community The Background of Acts 2:44–5

Jerome Murphy‐O'Connor.

in Keys to Jerusalem

February 2012; p ublished online May 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 5574 words.

This chapter considers the authenticity of the Cenacle, a rather dilapidated building outside the Old City of Jerusalem where the Upper Room of Pentecost and the Last Supper sits above the...

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Conceiving Christ and Community

Alicia D. Myers.

in Blessed Among Women?

December 2017; p ublished online November 2017 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 16963 words.

This chapter notes the consistent ambiguity of Mary’s characterization in the Gospels and Acts that reflects a similar ambiguity toward biological mothers in these works. The chapter begins...

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Communities and Canon

James A. Sanders.

in The Oxford Study Bible: Revised English Bible with Apocrypha

March 1992; p ublished online April 2009 .

Chapter. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies. 4432 words.

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Rule of the Community

Michael A. Knibb.

in Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls

March 2000; p ublished online April 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Religious Studies; Biblical Studies; Ancient History (Non-Classical, to 500 CE). 4545 words.

Occupying the major part of one of the seven manuscripts that were found in 1947 in what was to become

Law in Early Judaism: Temple Community and Sect

Joseph Blenkinsopp.

in Wisdom and Law in the Old Testament

August 1995; p ublished online March 2012 .

Chapter. Subjects: Biblical Studies. 12442 words.

This chapter begins with a discussion of the Pentateuch. It then considers cultic and ritual laws, the Chronicler's account of wisdom and the law, and law and legal exposition in Jewish...

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