Norman Habel

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Theology (Th.M)


Exegetical Theology

First Advisor

Alfred Sauer

Scripture References in this Resource

Habakkuk 1:13; Habakkuk 1:4; Psalm 37: 23; 24; Amos 5:26; Numbers 21:18; Habakkuk 2:1-10; Jeremiah 31:31; Habakkuk 2:2; Habakkuk 7:4-5; Habakkuk 5:9-12; Daniel 2: 18-19ff; Habakkuk 11:4-8; Psalm 7:2; 1 Samuel 23:25; Deuteronomy 33:2; Psalm 50:2; Psalm 80:2; Psalm 94:1; Job 3:4; Job 10:22; Job 37:15


More specifically we wish to examine-and delineate a. certain name which figures prominently in the Qumran literature. That name is "Teacher of Righteousness.”• Accordingly, we wish to uncover what kind of person ( or persons) it is who bears this mask “”Teacher of Righteousness,” and discover how he ( or they ) and the rest of the movement think. What are the basic beliefs, and controlling concepts championed by these Qumran students? This is the leading question! This question, however, can never be divorced from the question to which it leads, viz., how does the thought world of Qumran and more closely that of the “Teacher of Righteousness” compare with the ideals and activities of Jesus of .Nazareth? And again, is there any indication of a direct connection between the principal ideology of Qumran leaders and Jesus Christ? These two questions must stand in juxtaposition in our mind throughout our research.

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