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orion DSS-Era Jews On Oral Torah - Part 1
At 10:30 18/07/97 -0400, Stephen Goranson wrote:
>I suggest you (and some others) use the term "halakah" too broadly.
>Pharisees had halakah. Essenes did not. Sadducees presumably did not.
I mentioned earlier that "halakhah" was not the most accurate term. So it's
not justified to blame Sussmann's use on me simply because I cited it. That
smacks of a personal grudge, not logic.
Torah sheBa'al Peh, however, appears to be accurate in that Torah sheBa'al
Peh, I think, and unless someone can correct me, pre-dates all three of the
problematic terms: Halakhah, Ma'aseh, and the "Book of Decrees." Torah
sheBa'al Peh, then, would cover all three versions deriving from Torah
sheBa'al Peh: Halakhah, Ma'aseh, and the "Book of Decrees".
Paqid 16, Qehilat Ha-Netzarim (Nazarene Jews)