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Re: orion Alternative analysis of Damascus and Community Rules
In a message dated 97-11-10 02:44:38 EST, you write:
>Subject: Alternative analysis of Damascus and Community Rules
>Although I have mentioned this point previously, I am wondering whether any
>serious analysis of these documents has been done, assuming they were
>composed in Herod's time and that KITTIM was a code-word for the Romans.
>What would be the implications of what we can say about the authors and
>their religion? I look forward as always to responses. Thanks.
The Kittim are not mentioned in either the Damascus or Community Rules. On
the other hand, CD 8.11 says the head of the kings of Javan (Greece) would be
the agent of God's vengeance. So perhaps the reasoning underlying your
starting premise needs reworking.