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Re: A few thoughts on MMT
>>1) given the necessity for temple priests to be able to assure purity, would
>it be at all strange that they separated themselves in certain ways from the
>rest of the population? Hence MMT C7-8. <
>2) MMT talks of the Book of Moses. Given that the pentateuch circulated aso
>separate documents as seen in the dss, what would this one Book of Moses be?
>The subject matter (purification) would suggest Leviticus. On the other hand,
>Deuteronomy is the only one of the five calling itself "this book of the Torah"
>But on general principles, if the five scrolls were still separated, would one
>not expect the reference to connote the book containing subject matter
>close to what MMT is saying at the point where it refers to "the Book of Moses"
I would think, in view of Malachi 3.22 that it would be the equivelent term to
Torat Moshe i.e. all 5 books.
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