Monday, June 10, 2019

Thesis on divine knowledge in the Hodayot

HELSINKI PHD THESIS: Transmission of divine knowledge in the sapiential Thanksgiving Psalms from Qumran (PhysOrg).
A recently completed doctoral dissertation in Old Testament studies supports a notion gained through prior research, according to which scribes and wisdom teachers had a central role in transmitting divine knowledge in the Second Temple period (approximately 200 BCE-70 CE).

Katri Antin has investigated how the transmission of divine knowledge, or divination, is described in the seven sapiential Thanksgiving Psalms, part of the Dead Sea Scrolls found in the Qumran Caves.


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