NOTES ON “FRAGMENTS OF A ZADOKITE. WORK”. THE text of this remarkable document which Prof. Schechter has published in the first volume of his. The Damascus Document, also called the Cairo Damascus document (CD) or Damascus Rule, The fragments found by Solomon Schechter were originally called the Zadokite Fragments, but after the work was found at Qumran, the name . Section of Zadokite Fragment (T-S 10K6) on Sabbath laws (KB) he was able to offer, in his introduction to Fragments of a Zadokite Work (pp. xxv-xxvi).

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See Sifra 39 a and Kerithoth 20 b. And the desires of His will [the which if a man do, he shall live by them] He opened before them.

But see also Abul- Fath, Montgomery,where we have some similar statement regarding Lhe adherents of Dusis, that if they travelled at all on the Sabbath, zadokjte did not take their hands out of their garments.

Sanhedrin28 were in the habit if taking the oath by the Tetra- grammaton. The first D’D is cancelled in the MS. We are further told that they left the land of Judah for the North, and settled in the city of Damascus p. According to the Rabbinic law, the locust requires no killing at all.

Laws about oaths, lost articles and testimony and judges. Laws as to Intercourse with the Gentiles.

According to his word shall they all be ruled. And they shall make themselves strong against all the children of the world. Fruits of the fourth year. Law as to the Sabbath. But may we not perceive in it, at least, an echo in some way of the law of the Sect prohibiting a second marriage as long as the first wife is still alive 49?


Unfortunately, there is a lacuna in our text at the end of p. The Book ftagments Jubilees, for instance, must have contained more Halacha than it contains at present. And it was hidden.

The Rabbinic literature indeed occasionally gives either in the way of overstatement or bona-fide zsdokite authority for a law or an ordinance or a moral precept the name of a patriarch or prophet. About this law in general, cf. And all the glory of man is for them.

About the prohibition of polygamy among the Samaritans, see Kirchheim, p.

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See also Jost, III. The meaning would be that their searching in or interpreting of the Law had not the effect of breaking the bough by a single fruit, that is did not result in any heresy. Text B, covering pages 19 and 20, consists of one leaf, or two pages, measuring 13J x 8 in. Abul-Fath further bears evidence to the strictness of the Dositheans in their observance of the Sabbath, a fact which is also recorded fragmennts more or less variation by some Fathers oof the Church.

And it is among them, again, that those books arose which gave authority to the New Covenant. Customers who viewed this item also viewed.

The notion was thus that the mode of killing is in some way connected with the element out of which the animal in question was created.

This will be best seen by a comparison of the two texts, which on pp. Some suspect that the Community Rule is the original text that was later altered to become the Damascus Document, others that the Damascus Document was redacted to become the Community Rule, a third group argues that the Community Rule was created as a utopian ideal rather than a practical replacement for the Damascus Document, and still others that believe the Community Rule and Damascus Document were written for different types of communities, one enclosed and the other open.


But unfortunately all these details were omitted by the scribe. Any use of this material for commercial purposes of any kind is strictly forbidden without the express permission of the Wesley Center at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID In order to leave a remnant to the earth.

But through whatever changes fragmenta interpolations this class of Pseuciepigrapha may have passed — and certain of them may have been undertaken with the purpose of reconciling their teachings with those of the nation at large — their sectarian character always remained prominent, especially in their Halachic parts.

Israel sent into Captivity, Before traces of nS may be seen.

V2, but none of these explanations is satis- factory. Blank Nor shall he take aught of their wealth lest they. M See Epiphanius, ibid. Haldvy, Paris,pp. The princes of Wirk were like them that remove the landmark:.

All shall not succeed to settle in the land… And their children [perished by it And their kings] were cut off by it, And their mighty men.

And the committed trespass every man against his next of kin. The D’nnn is an anticipation of D’fcU ‘Dt?

Nephilim in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments of a Zadokite Work aka Damascus Document

We may further remark here that the Falashas, whose connection with the Dositheans had already been suggested by Beer, show also certain features strongly reminiscent of our Sect As it appears from p. And they digged the well. Nor shall he sell them his manservant or maidservant who entered with him into the covenant of Abraham Amazon Advertising Find, attract, and engage customers.