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Satan in the DSS


When I was a grad student years ago we were taught that the major lasting
contribution of the Persian period was the influence of Zoroastrianism on
Judaism, specifically in the doctrine of "satan".  This doctrine was said to
permeate the whole of Judaism and its daughter Christianity.
But when I look at the DSS I find only 4 references to "satan", which seems
to mean that the doctrine was not quite as widespread as we were led to believe.

1- has anyone done a study of "satan" in the Scrolls?
2- are there synonymous terms used for "satan" in the scrolls which would
bear examination?


Jim West
Professor of Biblical Languages, CCBI
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology