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Invention of JudaismTorah and Jewish Identity from Deuteronomy to Paul$
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John J. Collins

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780520294110

Published to University Press Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520294110.001.0001

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Torah as Law

Torah as Law

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(p.97) Chapter 5 Torah as Law
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Invention of Judaism
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John J. Collins

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520294110.003.0006

In the wake of the Maccabean revolt, the literature from the land of Israel takes a halakic turn, which is evident in Jubilees, the Temple Scroll, and the Dead Sea Scrolls. While the Law was the basis of common Judaism, it was also the basis of sectarian division.

Keywords:   Hasmoneans, purity, Jubilees, Temple Scroll, Dead Sea Scrolls, common Judaism, sectarianism

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