#22: Sin as State — The Evil Inclination in Sectarian Prayer

In this episode, we look at two Dead Sea Scroll sectarian prayers — the Hodayot and the “Hymn of Praise” in the Community Rule — that present sin, or the inclination to sin, as a state of being. Specifically, they present sin as a state natural to all humans as physical creatures.

Listen to hear how this idea was intrinsically connected to the Dead Sea Scroll Community’s views on election and predestination.

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