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The War Scroll and Other Apocalyptic Texts

Lecture no. 10 from the course: The Dead Sea Scrolls

The War Scroll and Other Apocalyptic Texts

Taught by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Two key scrolls—one of which details a cataclysmic battle between the "Sons of Light" (the Qumran sect's self-designation) and the "Sons of Darkness" (all other Jews, apparently)—offer you a window into apocalyptic belief among the Dead Sea sectarians.

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d********m
September 3, 2017
The Zealot connection advanced in this lecture interested me so I did a little research. As to the theology of the Zealots, Josephus says "They agree in all other things with the Pharisaic notions". Since the community at Qumran includes the Pharisees in the "Sons of Darkness" I would conclude that the theologies of the Qumran community and the Zealots would be completely at odds with one another.

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July 9, 2017

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May 7, 2016

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