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Matthew S. Goldstone

circumstances for, and relevance of, reproof. For the present investigation, the most important non-Jewish (but scripturally-oriented) community that entertained such issues was the desert fathers of Egypt. These monastic figures of the 3rd through 5th centuries bequeathed a valuable collection of traditions

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Menahem Kister

its Structure The short fragment with which we are dealing consists of three sections. 19 I first present the text and its units: 20 [A] (14) Do not be misyoked with unbelievers (Μὴ γίνεσθε ἑτεροζυγοῦντες ἀπίστοις). For what partnership have righteousness and lawlessness? Or what fellowship has

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Matthew S. Goldstone

bear witness to the meanings a text carries as a discrete literary product and perhaps even to the subconscious concerns of its editor(s). In this regard, the present chapter constitutes an argument for the literary complexity of tannaitic material in general and the midrashim in particular

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Matthew S. Goldstone

-centered purposes, an action hardly distinguishable from lashon hara . 28 By presenting this episode in the context of a preference for improper humility over rebuke, the sugya deems even this quasi-act of lashon hara to be better than engaging in rebuke, further devaluing rebuke and Lev. 19:17. Aside from

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Beate Ego

structure of seven. The year consists of exactly 52 weeks, with the Sabbath falling on the same day every year. 17 This rough outline of the astrological system presented in the Astronomical Book of Enoch should suffice to highlight a number of key aspects of its design. 18 First of all, it must be noted

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Matthew S. Goldstone

this law appears. 39 The case for a strong link between Ben Sira and Leviticus presented by Kugel is challenged by Benjamin Wright III who addresses the “possible relationship” between Lev. 19:17 and Ben Sira, diffusing one of Kugel’s more tenuous connections. 40 Wright surveys the larger literary

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John J. Collins

the enemies are Gentiles. The distinction is clearly that 1QSa and 1QM are addressed to the time of the eschatological war. At that time the sect will become identical with Israel. 10 For the present, however, even if all Israel should follow the “correct” interpretation of the Torah, it was

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Hermann Lichtenberger

1 Introduction: The Status Quaestionis In the present article I will first concentrate on the writing of the Tetragrammaton in the Dead Sea Scrolls. 1 The emphasis will be on the accentuation and/or substitution of the Tetragrammaton. In the second section of the paper, I will discuss

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Cana Werman

spiritual entities of light and darkness, especially at the cosmic and heavenly levels. In the present study, I suggest that a close reading of one passage in the Book of Jubilees, Jub. 2:2, supplies this missing link. The discussion also sheds light on the affinity between the apocalyptic views in Jubilees

David Flusser

SALVATION PRESENT AND FUTURE BY DAVID FLUSSER Jerusalem Since Albert Schweitzer, the importance of eschatology for original Christianity has rightly been stressed. Later, a further point entered the scholarly discussion: If Christianity at its very beginnings expected that "the present