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Re: orion on R. Gmirkin's proposals

At 14:42 03/08/97 +0000, stephen goranson wrote:
>4. The old idea that Pharisees (not Sadducees and surely not imaginary 

MMT demonstrates that Qumran Tzedoqim are not the same as the Tzedoqim of
the Beyt Ha-Miqdash.  Lumping both of these two distinct Tzedoqim sects
together as "Sadducees" invites inconsistency.  All that Pseudo-Tzedoqim, as
contrasted with Qumran Tzedoqim, does is differentiate these two
consistently.  To consider such distinction "imaginary" demonstrates a
failure to grasp this rudimentary concept as well as the need for logical
consistency in basic definitions.  The Qumran were clearly more true to
Tzedoqim, and perhaps khasidim, values and doctrines than the Beyt
Ha-Miyqdash Tzedoqim who were corrupt Hellenist Roman quislings.  Hence,
compared to the Qumran Tzedoqim, the Beyt Ha-Miyqdash group were
Pseudo-Tzedoqim.  Why do you persist with some vendetta and go out of your
way to insult rather than understand?
Yirmiyahu Ben-David
Paqid 16, Qehilat Ha-Netzarim (Nazarene Jews)
Ra'anana, Israel