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"Love" in the DSS
Try HESED. Hesed is the word you want, not ahev. that is more like "like".
Hesed is more on covenantal love, or communal love. The Community Rule was
called "Brit Hesed" or the "The covenant of love" it seems. Correct me
please if I am in error.
Hesed is also beleive to have been the namesake of the Essenes, as
Hassideans. See CD Ginsburg's "The Essenes".
You might also want to read Nelson Glueck"s "Hesed in the Bible".
Try to find also Stuart A. Cohen's "The Three Crowns."
I have a paper on the Jewish political tradition if you wish to read it.
Hesed plays a major role.