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Re: Qumran question (fwd)

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Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 07:04:37 EST
From: James R. Davila <jrd4@st-andrews.ac.uk>
To: Multiple recipients of list <ioudaios-l@lehigh.edu>
Subject: Re: Qumran question

>But how do we gain the necessary independent knowledge of Sadducean legal
>traditions? I know of no non-circular arguments (though I'd love to be
>Douglas de Lacey
>Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit,    Cambridge University Library
>del2@cam.ac.uk          http://www.cam.ac.uk/Libraries/Taylor-Schechter

Schiffman argues that in the cases where rabbinic halakha distinguishes the
Sadducean position from the position of the sages, the Qumran texts (esp.
4QMMT and the Temple Scroll) tend to agree with the Sadducees.

Jim Davila
University of St. Andrews