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Do You Have to be Pure in a Metaphorical Temple?: Sanctuary Metaphors and Construction of Sacred Space in the Dead Sea Scrolls and Paul's Letters
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Humanities and Social Sciences, Faculty of Theology, Department of Theology.
2013 (English)In: Purity, Holiness, and Identity in Judaism and Christianity: Essays in Memory of Susan Haber / [ed] Carl S. Erlich, Anders Runesson, Eileen Schuller, Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013, 55-86 p.Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The article provides a comparison between the use of metaphorical language related to the temple in the Dead Sea Scolls and in Paul's writing. Cecilia Wassen discusses the implications of temple metphors for ideas about ritual purity and praxis in the Qumran movement and in the Pauline communites. She argues that impurity in the form of moral impurity was considered a threat by Paul and she detects similarities in strategies for coping with impurites in his writings and the Scrolls.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Tübingen: Mohr Siebeck, 2013. 55-86 p.
, Wissenschaftliche Untersuchen zum Neuen Testament, ISSN 0512-1604 ; 305
Keyword [en]
Purity, Holiness, Early Judaism, Paul, the Dead Sea Scrolls, Sacred Space
National Category
Religious Studies
Research subject
History of Religions
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-210019ISBN: 978-3-16-152547-6OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-210019DiVA: diva2:660488
Available from: 2013-10-30 Created: 2013-10-30 Last updated: 2014-01-15

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