#14: A Kinder, Gentler Belial? The Damascus Document & Belial’s “Traps”

In this episode, we discuss Belial’s role in the Damascus Document, an important rule text in the Dead Sea Scrolls.

  1. What are the “traps” of Belial?
  2. How did Belial (at least in the Damascus Document) “help” Qumran community members be more sympathetic towards outsiders?
  3. And what happens when a Qumran member is “ruled by the spirits of Belial”?

Listen to find out!

 

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