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By Matthew A. Collins

This publication constitutes an exam of key sobriquets chanced on one of the Qumran lifeless Sea Scrolls. Its fundamental concentration is literary instead of historic and concentrates at the functionality of the sobriquets as labels utilised certainly or negatively in the sectarian compositions. Noting the presence of ‘standard' and ‘variant' sorts of those designations, this learn examines the differing shape and serve as of the sobriquets around the variety of texts within which they seem. extra in particular, it makes an attempt to illustrate that through the years they underwent a developmental approach, altering in shape and maybe denotation.

Adopting a chronological schema that posits a Formative, Early and past due Sectarian interval, and targeting the sobriquets ‘the instructor of Righteousness' and ‘the Spouter of the Lie', this research observes a improvement from contextualised scriptural typologies in the direction of titular types constituting discrete parts of sectarian terminology. A extra common evolutionary pattern in the direction of a distinct (‘standard') shape can also be highlighted, with so-called editions representing past phases during this approach (further tested by way of a supplementary case research related to the sobriquet, ‘the Seekers of delicate Things').Comparison of those effects with sociological insights, drawing upon the sociology of deviance and ‘labelling theory', means that this phenomenon could be understood opposed to a much wider context of labelling practices. hence it truly is confirmed that the sobriquets functionality as instruments for labelling deviance and declaring confident opposite numbers. in addition, it is recommended that the circulate in the direction of yes titular varieties displays a technique of function engulfment, elevated prototypically and the last word acquisition of ‘master status'.

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