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Re: orion Re: Absence of Chanukah in scrolls

But, David, neither Russell nor I said Channukah originated in "rabbinic
decree." Weren't the rabbis later?

Stephen Goranson

>[....] I think a pretty
>straightforward explanation is that the sectarians who composed the scrolls
>were "literalists" who rejected rabbinic decrees for festivals and
>observances that did not have a scriptural basis in the Torah.[....]
>David Goldman

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