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The Concept of the Covenant between God and Israel in the Qumran Writings: An Historical Perspective

The concept of the covenant in Qumran literature is examined from the following aspects: 1. The significance of the ’new covenant’ in light of biblical and apocryphal traditions of covenant renewal; 2. The dilemma of holding, simultaneously, the concept of a covenant based on free will and the concept of predestination; 3. The continuity of the covenant as it refers to the history of Israel, on the one hand, and to the history of the Qumran community, on the other.

Author(s):  Nitzan, Bilhah
Format:  Article
Date:  1999
Source:  The Orion Center for the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature