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In: The Dead Sea Scrolls
In: New Perspectives on 2 Enoch
In: The Dead Sea Scrolls In Context (2 vols) 
In: The Temple of Jerusalem: From Moses to the Messiah
In: Land and Spirituality in Rabbinic Literature
In: Semitic Papyrology in Context

PHARISAIC AND SADDUCEAN HALAKHAH IN LIGHT OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS The Case of Tevul Yom LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN New York University The halakhic term D1' literally "one who was immersed on that day," is used in tannaitic literature to describe a person who has immersed but who has yet to experience the setting of the sun (nightfall) on the final day of his or her purification period. Such individuals were considered to be in an intermediate state between purity and impurity, such that they retained some of the restrictions of their impure state, while acquiring already some of the

In: Dead Sea Discoveries

BOOK REVIEWS Qumran Cave 4.XIII: The Damascus Document (4Q266-273), by Joseph M. Baumgarten, on the basis of transcriptions by Jósef T. Milik, with contributions by Stephen Pfann and Ada Yardeni. Discoveries in the Judaean Desert 18. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1996. Price: £70.00. ISBN 0-19-826396-1. To say that this volume is long awaited would be a gross under- statement. In a postcard postmarked on January 27, 1954, Chaim Rabin wrote to "Major General Y. Yadin" as follows [my translation from the Hebrew]: Dear Mr. Yadin: ... They have informed me from Al-Quds [East Jerusalem- LHS] that recently there were found among

In: Dead Sea Discoveries

PHARISAIC AND SADDUCEAN HALAKHAH IN LIGHT OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS The Case of Tevul Yom LAWRENCE H. SCHIFFMAN New York University The halakhic term 0'" 51:)tO, literally "one who was immersed on that day," is used in tannaitic literature to describe a person who has immersed but who has yet to experience the setting of the sun (nightfall) on the final day of his or her purification period. Such individuals were considered to be in an intermediate state between purity and impurity, such that they retained some of the restrictions of their impure state, while acquiring already some of

In: Dead Sea Discoveries
In: Echoes from the Caves: Qumran and the New Testament