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Re: orion Divorce and poligamy in NT and DSS

Hello -

I actually, I re-read the article in question. It is by Broshi himself, a
review of several DSS related books (Jerusalem Post, Jan 20 '95, "Scrolls
Primers"). The notion that both DSS and NT object to divorce and poligamy
is presented as an idea from one of the books reviewed, J. Fitzmeyer's
"Responses to 101 questions on the DSS" .

>From the article:

	"Fitzmyer avers that nothing in the Scrolls contradicts anything that is
sacred to Christians. One can learn by reading his book how better we
understand the Sermon on the Mount, that the Essenes preceded Jesus in
banning divorce (and all the more so polygamy), how a passage in one of
Paul's epistles reads like a quotation from the scrolls, and much more."

Best Regards,	Asia Lerner

At 11:19 AM 2/26/98 -0500, you wrote:
>At 04:42 PM 2/26/98 +0200, you wrote:
>>Hello -
>>I am looking for clarification on a statement I read in an interview with
>>Magen Broshi. He said that the DSS and NT overlapped in their objection to
>>poligamy and divorce. Problem is, as far as I remember, NT offers
>>objections to divorce (but not poligamy) while Damascus covenant forbids
>>poligamy (but not divorce). There is a similarity in the biblical text used
>>as a support for the two positions : Genesis and the creation of Adam and
>>Eve. But unless I am missing something, the issues objected to are actually
>>	Thank you,	Asia Lerner
>I think you are exactly coorect.  Perhaps (as sometimes happens in
>interviews) the answer was correctly stated by Professor Broshi but the two
>ideas were intermingled by the writer of the interview.  I am confident he
>(Broshi) knows what you and I know.