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themselves in Damascus. 11 These texts likely reflect an Essene community that was integrated into Judean life and spread across Palestine in groups called ‘camps’ ( מחנות ). 12 Unlike the S community, D depicts a non-celibate family setting, and unlike S, D contains sections of halakhah that addresses

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sought to blend two authoritative traditions (though not legally/practically authoritative), even if it left, in Fishbane’s words, a “desperate illogicality.” 53 If the Chronicler’s interpretive efforts were truly motivated by the consistency requirement of the rule of law, he would not have left a text