By Hanne von Weissenberg

ISBN-10: 900417379X

ISBN-13: 9789004173798

This e-book makes a speciality of the 3rd part of essentially the most very important records from the Qumran library, the epilogue of 4QMMT. It re-evaluates the textual foundation for this part, and analyses how the epilogue features as part of the bigger record. as well as addressing the constitution and style of 4QMMT, this quantity analyzes using Scripture within the epilogue with a purpose to remove darkness from the theological schedule of the document's author/redactor. even though this book's basic concentration is at the epilogue, the result of this research make clear 4QMMT as a complete.

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115 In Chapter 5, the explicit citations and the implicit allusions, alongside the scriptural language and terminology of this section, will be analyzed in detail. The main object of comparison is the assumed source text of the author(s) of the epilogue: Scripture. A close reading of the epilogue will show how the source text is used to create the meaning of the epilogue, and this in turn will help to distinguish the theological intention or message of the author/redactor. The results of the analysis of the epilogue will contribute to our understanding of 4QMMT as a whole.

The arrangement of the fragments of the epilogue is discussed, and the different solutions that have been proposed are evaluated in an attempt to establish the text form of the epilogue. 113 Therefore, apart from investigating the purpose and content of the epilogue, the present study is concerned with the literary integrity and coherence of 4QMMT, and in establishing the relationship of the literary divisions of 4QMMT, the calendar, the halakhic section and the epilogue. We have no material manuscript evidence for the transition from the halakhic section to the epilogue, and neither the ending of the halakhic section nor the opening of the epilogue is pre111 DJD X, 111; 113; Strugnell, “MMT: Second Thoughts on a Forthcoming Edition,” 67.

H. , “Some Works of the Torah: 4Q3944Q399 (4QMMT a-f) and 4Q313,” 187-251. 6 These guidelines are explained in the introduction to the text, Qimron with J. H. Charlesworth et al, “Some Works of the Torah: 4Q394-4Q399 (4QMMT a-f) and 4Q313,” 194. 7 The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Library Revised Edition (ed. E. Tov; Leiden: Brill, 2006). This transcription was prepared by Tigchelaar in 2005 and it is a revised reading of the manuscripts of 4QMMT first published by García Martínez and Tigchelaar in the DSS Study Edition (ed.

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