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orion sects and sectarians
Just to stick my neck out, straight into the hornet's nest (nice
If we speak of a sectarian self-understanding, there is plenty of
evidence of that in the texts found at Qumran.
We have all the hall-marks of a sectarian self-understanding in
varios works found at the site.
"Us" against the rest of the world. "We" being the only one/s
who have understood God correctly etc. etc. etc.
So, yes, I would tend to agree with whoever designates the ones that
deposited the texts at Qumran as a "sect".
Whether we have more than one sect evident in the texts is another
You should read your Isaiah again Ian.
(I am grinning wickedly here)
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