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Damascus Document
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The Damascus Document has been known since its discovery in 1896/97 in the Genizah of the Ezra Synagogue in Cairo and its publication in 1910 by Schechter. Although it has also been called Fragments of a Zadokite Work because of the special role played by the Zadokites (Zadok/Zadokites) in it, the designation Damascus Document (Cairo Damascus Document = CD [Qumran]) has generally established itself because of the mention of the “new covenant in the land of Damascus” (VI 19; VIII 21; XIX 33). The expr…

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Lichtenberger, Hermann, “Damascus Document”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 17 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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