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manuscript. From this perspective this article seeks to reconstruct an episode in the literary development of Pesher Habakkuk. My argument is that the commentary as we now have it in 1QpHab is the result of at least a three-stage development. In an earlier stage of its development, Pesher Habakkuk did not

In: Dead Sea Discoveries

1 Introduction The Pesher Habakkuk is one of the first texts to have come to light with the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls near Khirbet Qumran. Recovered from what is now called Cave 1 in 1947, 1 it is one of the most well-known compositions among the Scrolls. The work is most often

In: Scriptural Interpretation at the Interface between Education and Religion

types co-existing during the late Second Temple period. 12 The study re-evaluates the significance of the Pesher Habakkuk (1QpHab) for Hebrew Bible textual criticism in general and for the text of the book of Habakkuk in particular. The Pesher Habakkuk is an important dialogue partner in an evaluation

In: Scribal Practice, Text and Canon in the Dead Sea Scrolls
In: Textus
Author: Serge Ruzer

movements. The following discussion focuses on those strategies, employed in the Qumranic Pesher Habakkuk and in a number of the New Testament texts, which present the “challenge of postponement” as God’s mystery. 2 Heavenly Secrets as the Content of Revelation The general use of mystery language

In: Dead Sea Discoveries
In: Northern Lights on the Dead Sea Scrolls

problems or literary questions are not explicitly addressed. Keywords Pesher Habakkuk ; 4QCommentary on Genesis A ; Homeric scholia; Demetrius; Philo; Genesis Rabbah 1. Introduction The discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls has prompted a significant change of perspective in modern scholarship. Numerous texts

In: Dead Sea Discoveries
In: Hebrew of the Late Second Temple Period

studying the treatment of “Gentiles”, the relevant compositions are the pesharim on Hosea, Nahum, and Habakkuk. Both of the Hosea pesharim use general terms for foreigners as expressions of sinfulness and Otherness. Pesher Nahum and Pesher Habakkuk follow the biblical trope of Gentiles as instruments

In: Dead Sea Discoveries
Author: Eisenman