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This front matter section of the book From the Damascus Covenant to the Covenant of the Community contains a table of contents, a preface and a list of abbreviations and symbols. The book presents a literary analysis of CD XIX-XX. It pursues the biblical-theological and historical origins of "the new covenant in the land of Damascus" and of the yaḥad. The book also discusses: dualism at Qumran; the relationship between covenant, law, and the righteousness of God in the hôdāyôt; and covenant renewal.

Keywords: CD XIX-XX; Damascus Covenant; hôdāyôt; yaḥad



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