Tuesday, May 11, 2021

What was "Torah" in antiquity?

FOR SHAVUOT: What Is “Torah” in Second Temple Texts? (Prof.Molly M. Zahn, TheTorah.com).
In the Second Temple Period, “Torah” was not limited to the Five Books of Moses. The book of Jubilees and the Temple Scroll saw themselves as "Torah," while Qumran's Community Rule and Damascus Document claim that their own sectarian rules likewise constituted Torah.

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