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Re: orion Knowlege of DSS outside Qumran in 1st cent CE??
At 11:01 24/07/97 -0700, kdlitwak wrote:
>how likely wold it be for a
>person, especially a Jew or in general an inhabitant of Palestine in the
>1st century CE to know of either one or more specifc DSS texts or the
>geneal tnents of he Qumran community?
Given the statement by Sussmann I recently cited, it would seem that it
would have been virtually impossible for a Jew of that era to be unaware of
the controversies raging over these points . There were, of course, secret
aspects of Qumran doctrine, but the more general things found in MMT were a
"central" aspect of Jewish life.
As a point of information mentioned before, the Romans didn't rename the
area known as Yehudah (Judea) to become 'Palestine' until 135 CE. The
single mention (perhaps two) of 'Palestine' before that referred to areas of
'Azah (Gaza) and/or part of Levanon or Syria; *not* Yehudah. It's
anachronistic, illogical and oxymoronic to refer to "Palestine in the 1st
Paqid 16, Qehilat Ha-Netzarim (Nazarene Jews)