#21: Second Temple Prayer and the Evil Inclination – A Cry to the Divine

In this episode, we examine the idea of an evil inclination in Second Temple prayer. How did Jews in the Second Temple period characterize the idea of an internal inclination to sin, and how did they expect God to help?

We will look closely at those prayers considered “non-sectarian” — that is, not specific to the Qumran text, and examine how the experience of prayer itself can shape perceptions of sin.

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