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Colleagues: Parallel rulings at CD 13:2 and 1QS 6:6 have a "priestly man
learned in the book of Hagi" (CD) or a "man interpreting the Torah" (1QS)
mandated to preside over a quorum of 10 community members. I recognize
that there is some controversy over whether the book of Hagi is a nickname
for the canonical Torah or a reference to some other book entirely (as,
e.g., in 4Q417 where it seems to be some sort of primordial text). 

My questions:

1. What is
the likelihood that 1QS is "taming" CD by placing the Torah, rather than
the book of Hagi at the center of study and expanding teaching authority
beyond the priesthood?

2. If 1QS and 1QSa are from a similar milieau (although focused on
different matters) what explains 1Qs's silence about the book of Hagi and
its presence in 1QSa 1:7 as a staple of communal instruction?

I'd be grateful for any bibliography addressing this issue. MJ

Martin S. Jaffee                      University of Washington
Prof. & Chair, Comparative Religion   Box 353650
Prof., Jewish Studies                 Seattle, WA 98195
Phone: 206-543-9846                   FAX: 206-685-0668
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consulted, and you'll die without being consulted. And without being 
consulted, you are going to account for yourself before the King of Kings 
of Kings, The Blessed Holy One. (Avot 4:29)

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