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John J. Collins

argued, “it was not academic interest which motivated the Qumranic scribes in their editorial work but rather the changes which had taken place in the life and practices of the community.” 17 In her view, “the purpose of the document was not to serve as a prescriptive law book in the modern sense, but

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Cecilia Wassen

context of Jesus’s deeds and words. 1 This is a valid approach, since the scrolls provide a window into the Jewish world with a common apocalyptic outlook shared by Jesus and his disciples who were Jews—a worldview characterized by the belief that they were living at the end of the present era, in the

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Steven Weitzman

(ed. J. Mulder; Assen/Maastricht: Van Gorcum/Minneapolis: Fortress, 1990) 359. Cf. Philo's claim in On the Contemplative Life 1.84 that the Therapeutae, a sect of Jews living in Egypt, imitated through their communal praise Israel's song at the Red Sea (Exodus 15). 44 beginning of a new stage in

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Patrick A. Tiller

, K«1 1§ a-UTOD o»Ig»0fiaEI«1 Kai O'ta8f¡oE'tm naaa5 ia5 yEVeas rou ai&voç.11 Teach the righteous one, the son of Lamech, what he should do, and he will pre- serve his soul for life and will escape forever, and from him will be planted a plant, and it will stand for all the generations of eternity

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John Elwolde

citations either as proof-texts or as stepping stones for midrashic discourse. Its interpretation of the Bible might be regarded as expositional, with largely decontextualized snippets of biblical text introduced to aid the life of a faith community, rather than, as in 11QT, exegetical, intended more to

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Menahem Kister

has surmised that the development of the text was motivated primarily by the differences in messianic beliefs manifested in each of the versions. Originally, Brooke believed that MS B, in which one messianic fi gure is mentioned (“the Messiah of Aaron and Israel”), is more original, while MS A

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Esther Glickler Chazon

make prayer the functional equivalent of sacrifice-an alternate, and even preferred instrument for atonement and service to God as long as worship in the Jerusalem Temple continued to be conducted in impurity.1 1 The prayers from Qumran thus provide a key to understanding the life and thought of that

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Esther Glickler Chazon

make prayer the functional equivalent of sacrifice-an alternate, and even preferred instrument for atonement and service to God as long as worship in the Jerusalem Temple continued to be conducted in impurity. 1 The prayers from Qumran thus provide a key to understanding the life and thought of that

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Joseph L. Angel

dream. In both this passage and in Dan 4, there is a dream of a tree or trees representing the arrogant figure or figures. The tree/trees are destroyed by divine initiative, and only “shoots” (שרשוהי) from a “stump” (עקרה[ו]ן\עקר) are allowed to survive, symbolizing future life in recognition of the

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Eyal Regev

the addressee and the rest of the people of Israel, as they assert in sec- tion C. MMT is not motivated by a mere political piety. I would like to suggest that the authors hoped that the disposal of impurity from the Temple would make it possible for them to return to the Temple and take part in the