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Ancient Jewish Law And Narrative In Comparative Perspective: The Damascus Document And The Mishnah

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The question of the intersection of law and narrative has long preoccupied scholars of the Hebrew Bible and of rabbinic literature, and more recently of such Second Temple period texts as the book of Jubilees. This chapter explores with greater specificity other lines of comparison between the Damascus Document and the Mishnah, suffice it for now to add that for neither document does there exist a scholarly consensus regarding its characterization and function as a legal corpus. The 4QD evidence for the beginning and end of the Damascus Document will inform our understanding of the document as a whole.

Keywords: Damascus; Hebrew Bible; Jewish Law; Mishnah; rabbinic literature



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