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Bibil Identifier bibil:204507
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Tevul Yom and the Red Heifer
Title (English, ) Pharisaic and Sadducean Halakah
Author Birenboim, Hanan
Journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume: 16, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2009
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2009
Year (Copyright) 2009
Year (Reference) 2009
Year (Second publication) 2009
Language English
Pages 254-273 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Both the Qumran scrolls and the rabbinic sources teach of a controversy between the Pharisees, on the one hand, and the Sadducees and the Qumran sect, on the other, concerning the standing of the red heifer: The Sadducees, considering the red heifer as a sacrifice, held that a tevul yom was not permitted to deal with the heifer, whereas the Pharisees, not considering the red heifer as a sacrifice, held that a tevul yom was permitted to deal with it. This controversy derived from the Pharisees' desire to enable the common people to participate as much as possible in divine worship: by not considering the red heifer as a sacrifice, they made it possible for the masses to participate in the preparation of the ashes and even to sprinkle it upon the impure; this was opposed by the Sadducees and the Qumran sectarians.
DOI 10.1163/156851709X429265
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : Texts : 11Q - Qumran Cave 11 : 11QT - Temple Scroll
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Themes : Purity - Impurity
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