From this perspective this article seeks to reconstruct an episode in the literary development of PesherHabakkuk. 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, PesherHabakkuk did not
1 Introduction The PesherHabakkuk 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
types co-existing during the late Second Temple period. 12 The study re-evaluates the significance of the PesherHabakkuk (1QpHab) for Hebrew Bible textual criticism in general and for the text of the book of Habakkuk in particular. The PesherHabakkuk is an important dialogue partner in an evaluation
movements. The following discussion focuses on those strategies, employed in the Qumranic PesherHabakkuk 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
problems or literary questions are not explicitly addressed. Keywords PesherHabakkuk ; 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
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 PesherHabakkuk follow the biblical trope of Gentiles as instruments