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Re: CD

At 06:21 AM 11/26/96 +0100, Ian Hutchesson wrote:
>Hey, alright, I'll bite. People have been confusing the hell out of me: I've
>received three posts from 3 different people using "CD" -- my first reaction
>was that it was referring to the Community Document or Rule. The second post
>brought a similar but less secure reaction. The third made me think that
>"CD" referred to what I have referred to as the Zadokite fragments a la
>Schiffman or Damascus Rule a la Vermes, even the Damascus Document. The
>reason for this was that the death of the righteous teacher and the twenty
>years was mentioned in relation to the "CD".
>Now tell me, please, what does "CD" stand for, so that it makes sense:
>something like Codex Damascus?? Covenant Document??? (-- so that I can be
>put out of my misery -- *bang*)

CD refers to the Damscus Document; the C represents the city of Cairo where
the texts were originally discovered (later published as "Fragments of A
Zadokite Work") and the D is for Damascus and refers to the document's
writers designation as their place of exile. The Qumran fragments of the
same text are called (Q)D.

Bruce WIldish