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Re: "Love" in the DSS
I don't have my books here at work, but a while ago I did a study
on 'ahab and found that it covers a very similar range to agape in Greek.
I'd be interested to know if it covers this semantic range in the
DSS. Does anyone know if it is so in the later Hebrew literature.
Under His Mercy,
Michael Hildenbrand email@example.com
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> Subject: "Love" in the DSS
> I am working on a project (as indicated by the subject line) and have
> searched the concordance to find uses of the word "ahav" (love) in the
> scrolls. What I have found so far is interesting; and your help to further
> the investigation is requested.
> First, what I have found is that there are many references to God's love for
> Israel in the Scrolls (1QS 3.26, 4Q385 (2) 1.2, 4Q176 (1) 1.10, 1QS 10.26,
> 4Q504 (1) 4.4)
> and I have found references to a) knowledge being loved by God (CD 2.3); b)
> and the other community members being loved by their brethren (CD 8.17, 1QS
> I have been unable to find ANY reference to the community member's love FOR
> This fact seems extraordinary in light of the notion that the Covenanters
> were especially devoted to God.
> can you suggest other words which may have been used (other than "ahav")?
> Thank you,
> Jim West
> Jim West, ThD
> Professor of Biblical Languages, CCBI
> Petros TN 37845