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Re: Qumran question (fwd)

On Tue, 5 Mar 1996, Avital Pinnick wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Mon, 4 Mar 1996 04:50:30 EST
> From: Dr DR de Lacey <del2@cus.cam.ac.uk>
> To: Multiple recipients of list <ioudaios-l@lehigh.edu>
> Subject: Re: Qumran question
> On Sat, 2 Mar 1996, James R. Davila wrote:
> > ... I don't find
> > Schiffman's label "Sadducees" very helpful, because the Sadducees we know
> > of from the NT, etc., clearly had beliefs incompatible with the writers of
> > the sectarian scrolls.  But the parallels he draws to Sadducean legal
> > traditions are very interesting.
> > 
> 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 
> corrected:-)

Read Sussman's contribution to the Strugnell-Qimron publication of MMT.  
It provides all the information about the MMT-Saducee Halakhic 
connections.  If you don't want to wait for the publication two years ago 
of the DJD volume you can find Sussman's argument in Hebrew in a previoud 
edition of Tarbiz.
Avigdor Hurowitz
Dept of Bible and ANE
Ben Gurion University of the Negev
Beer Sheva, ISRAEL

> Douglas de Lacey
> Taylor-Schechter Genizah Research Unit,    Cambridge University Library
> del2@cam.ac.uk          http://www.cam.ac.uk/Libraries/Taylor-Schechter