The aim of the study seems to be narrow: analyzing only two small fragments of a physiognomic nature (4Q186 and 4Q561) from Qumran, but the more one reads the study the more he is convinced of the importance of these texts and the broad background they provide to cultural history of the past in general and to Qumran in particular. The importance of the text should be stated from the very beginning (though it appears on p. 188): ‘A physiognomic inquiry was a means of controlling the admission of candidate members into the community’.
|Original language||American English|
|Journal||Dead Sea Discoveries,|
|State||Published - 2014|