Understanding Sin and Evil #3: Death or Evil? Adam and Sin in the Second Temple Period

The episode you’ve been waiting for! You can download the source sheet here.  (It’s not necessary to understand the episode, but it will add to your experience.)

Learn how rarely the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Literature use the stories of Adam and Eve and of Cain and Abel to explain sin. Spoiler alert: most references to Adam and Eve as the source of sin (or death!) are written after the destruction of the Second Temple. Tune in to find out why, and how this reflects reactions to the Destruction.

Afterwards, we’ll discuss the hints to the oracle of Cain in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and why so little attention is paid to this key biblical verse about sin.

I’m looking forward to your comments!

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