teacher of righteousness


teacher of righteousness
The leader of the Qumran community who interpreted scripture and was opposed by a ‘wicked priest’. The identity and history of the teacher can only be surmised: possibly he was once a high priest in Jerusalem and was opposed to the Hellenizing party.

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  • TEACHER OF RIGHTEOUSNESS — (Heb. מוֹרֶה צֶדֶק moreh ẓedek), the organizer of the qumran community or Yaḥad . His designation may have been derived from such biblical passages as Hosea 10:12, it is time to seek the Lord, till He come and cause righteousness to rain (yoreh… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Teacher of Righteousness — The Teacher of Righteousness is a figure found in some of the Dead Sea Scrolls at Qumran, most prominently in the Damascus Document (CD). This document speaks briefly of the origins of the sect, 390 years after the exile and after 20 years of… …   Wikipedia

  • RIGHTEOUSNESS — RIGHTEOUSNESS, the fulfillment of all legal and moral obligations. Righteousness is not an abstract notion but rather consists in doing what is just and right in all relationships; …keep justice and do righteousness at all times (Ps. 106:3; cf.… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • biblical literature — Introduction       four bodies of written works: the Old Testament writings according to the Hebrew canon; intertestamental works, including the Old Testament Apocrypha; the New Testament writings; and the New Testament Apocrypha.       The Old… …   Universalium

  • Wicked Priest — ( he. הכהן הרשע; Romanized Hebrew: ha kōhēn hā rāš ā) is a sobriquet used in the Dead Sea scrolls pesharim , fourfn|α times in the Habakkuk Commentary (1QpHab) and once in the Commentary on Psalm 37 (4QpPsa), to refer to an opponent of the… …   Wikipedia

  • PESHER — (Heb. פֵּשֶׁר), word meaning interpretation. It occurs only once in the Hebrew Bible: Who is as the wise man? and who knoweth the interpretation of a thing? (Eccl. 8:1). However, the Aramaic word peshar occurs 31 times in the Aramaic portion of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Damascus Document — The Damascus Document (CD) (the Cairo Damascus document) or Damascus Rule is one of the most interesting texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls because it is the only Qumran sectarian work that was known before the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. There …   Wikipedia

  • Lehrer der Gerechtigkeit — Der Titel Lehrer der Gerechtigkeit wird in einigen der nahe Qumran 1948 bis 1956 entdeckten Schriftrollen vom Toten Meer erwähnt. Die so bezeichnete Figur erscheint dort als Führer einer jachad genannten Gemeinschaft des Judentums.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • WICKED PRIEST — (Heb. כֹּהֵן הָרֶשַׁע, Kohen ha Resha), character mentioned in the dead sea scrolls as the inveterate enemy of the teacher of righteousness . He was a man of whom better things were once expected: He was called by the name of truth when first he… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

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