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Re: orion Isaiah scroll
At 01:16 PM 8/28/97 -0700, you wrote
> This scribal problem is very much more a Gnostic one to me. A Gnostic
In the swirling mass of philosophical and theological currents that comprise
1st c. Judaism we cannot discount gnostic influence as a contributing
stream. Even at Qumran. But, separating the streams when they have
intermingled is extraordinarily difficult. What may have originally been a
gnostic idea very well could have become a Jewish idea through adoption.
So, when we discuss the provenance of scrolls we have to keep in mid the
pluralism of even an apparently isolated sect.
Jim West, ThD
Adjunct Professor of Bible, Quartz Hill School of Theology