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The Biblical And Theological Foundations Of "The New Covenant In The Land Of Damascus"

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The biblical and theological roots of the idea of "entering the new covenant in the land of Damascus" lie in prophetic and Deuteronomistic traditions relating to the exiles, according to which the restoration of Israel would come when the exiles entered a covenant in the "land of the north" to seek the lord with whole heart and with whole soul. Thus the term refers to the origins of the covenant in the Babylonian exile. The term being used in D, it refers from the perspective of the Qumran community to an entity in the past. The term "new covenant" so used was not in itself primarily eschatological, since the community believed that Jeremiah's prophecy had already been fulfilled in the past in the rise of the Damascus covenant.

Keywords: Babylonian exile; Damascus covenant; eschatological renewal; Jeremiah's prophecy; Qumran community



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