This quantity is worried with exploring sectarian attitudes towards wealth and the commercial practices that gave upward thrust to and issued from these attitudes. An introductory bankruptcy establishes the country of the query. 3 next chapters concentrate on significant sectarian texts: the Damascus record, the rule of thumb 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 zone and modern documentary texts are brought in chapters seven and 8. eventually, old secondary testimony on Essene financial practices is mentioned. The booklet 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 outstanding new gentle at the monetary association of the Qumran group.
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