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Re: "Love" in the DSS

I know we are departing a bit from the focus of the list, but I would be 
interested in what you think the "theology of Leviticus" and Jeremiah 
might be, and what the differences might be.

Under His Mercy,
Michael Hildenbrand echad@uclink.berkeley.edu

On Mon, 8 Apr 1996 HuldrychZ@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 96-04-08 01:08:49 EDT, you write:
> >Also (a related point) you seem to draw a distinctino between what you call
> >the
> >"theology of Judaism" and "theology contained within [the DSS]."  Since the
> >DSS are obviously the product of one or more of the aforesaid Jewish
> >sects (and hence include one or more theologies of Judaism), could you
> >perhaps
> >be more precise about what you had in mind in drawing that distinction?
> This is precisely the point I am interested in.  It seems to me that there
> are varying theologies in Judaism (in the 1st century CE particularly as the
> point of focus).  Because this is so, I think it important to allow the
> scrolls to speak for themselves instead of superimposing another theology on
> top of them.  To give a biblical illustration- the theology of Leviticus
> seems to differ from the theology of Jeremiah (though there are of course
> points of contact and continuity).  Thus, we cannot so much speak of
> "Biblical Theology" as we should speak of "The Theology of Jeremiah", etc.
> I think the same is true of the Scrolls.  Thus, my desire was (and is) to
> discover the theology of love as it is demonstrated by the Scrolls. (Without
> always having a sidewards glance at the other "sects" of the period).
> Thanks for your help.
> Jim West