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By Paul Heger

ISBN-10: 9004217223

ISBN-13: 9789004217225

A few literary expressions within the lifeless Sea Scrolls led students to allege that their authors professed a dualistic and deterministic worldview of Zoroastrian foundation and that the omission of Moses and Sinai from the Enoch writings evinces phase in Jewish society marginalized the Torah, adopting Enoch s prophecies as its moral instruction. This research demanding situations those allegations as completely conflicting with crucial biblical doctrines and the unequivocal ideals and expectancies of Qumran s Torah-centered society, arguing that students allegations are erroneously according to examining old texts with a contemporary approach and stimulated via the interpreter s own cultural heritage. The research translates the appropriate texts in a way appropriate with the presumed doctrines of historic Jewish authors and readers.

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At any rate, our contemporary use of the concept of midrash is shaped by the rabbinic perspective, and we must be conscious of its significance. 27 I elaborate on this assertion over the course of the present study. ” See Paul Heger, “The Development of Qumran Law: ‘Nistarot,’ ‘Niglot’ and the Issue of ‘Contemporization,’ ” RevQ , (): –, particularly at –, regarding the different functions of the interpreter of the Torah and the other members of the community. In essence, the context—that is, what one studies, the äøåú or the èôùî—determines the exact meaning of the term ùøã.

17 Mek. Bo, parsha . 18 This refers to somebody who has made a vow not to enjoy any remuneration or gratification from someone; the Mishnah classifies what things he may nevertheless do for that person. It is permissible to teach him midrash, halakhot, and aggadot, because one may not receive payment for doing so, but he must not teach him Torah, because one may receive payment for this activity. 14 rabbinic and qumran interpretation systems  study and its particular ùøãî midrashic interpretation.

Joel Roth, Halakhic Process: A Systemic Analysis (New York: Jewish Theological Seminary of America, ), , calls this divine law the Grundnorm (a term used by the positivist Kelsen), and states that the Sages considered themselves its sole legitimate interpreters. 44 I disagree with Lester L. ” The composers and redactors of the Mishna founded all their rules exclusively on Scripture, which they interpreted using various considerations. ” 46 That is, the seven rules of Hillel (t. Sanh. :) and the thirteen rules of R.

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