Bible Review 10:1, February 1994

Jesus and the Teacher of Righteousness—Similarities and Differences

By Hartmut Stegemann

The similarities between the Jewish Dead Sea Scroll community and early Christianity are sometimes striking. The public has been fascinated by these similarities, often forgetting the differences, which are in many ways greater.

In this article, I will compare the leaders, or founders, of these two religious organizations—the Teacher of Righteousness and Jesus. Their similarities—and differences—will, I believe, provide insights into the nature of both.

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