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The War Texts (Companion To The Qumran Scrolls Series)

Jean Duhaime

The War Texts (Companion To The Qumran Scrolls Series)

Jean Duhaime

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The War Texts is the name given to a small group of Dead Sea Scrolls that depict the preparation for and the various phases of the eschatological battle between the 'Sons of Light' and the 'Sons of Darkness'. Jean Duhaime briefly surveys the history of these texts from their initial discovery to their official publication. He describes the different scrolls and gives details of their contents and their relationships to one another. Duhaime summarizes the various reasons supporting a dating of this composition to the Hellenistic or Roman period and provides an example of the use of the Bible in the War Texts.

- Publisher A comprehensive guide to those texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls that depict the eschatological battle between the 'Sons of Light' and the 'Sons of Darkness'.

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The War Texts is the name given to a small group of Dead Sea Scrolls that depict the preparation for and the various phases of the eschatological battle between the 'Sons of Light' and the 'Sons of Darkness'. Jean Duhaime briefly surveys the history of these texts from their initial discovery to their official publication. He describes the different scrolls and gives details of their contents and their relationships to one another. Duhaime summarizes the various reasons supporting a dating of this composition to the Hellenistic or Roman period and provides an example of the use of the Bible in the War Texts.
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A comprehensive guide to those texts among the Dead Sea Scrolls that depict the eschatological battle between the 'Sons of Light' and the 'Sons of Darkness'.
- Publisher

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Jean Duhaime

Jean Duhaime is Professor of biblical interpretation in the Facult? de th?ologie et de sciences des religions at the Universit? de Montr?al and is the author of Les ess?niens de Qumr?n, des ?sot?ristes?

Table Of Contents

  • Preface Abreviations Editions, Translations And Bibliographies Official Editions Of 1qm And Related Texts Other Editions, Tools, And Translations Bibliographies And Bibliographical Overviews 1. Introduction; 1.1. Discovery, Identification And Official Edition Of The War Texts; 1.1.1. 1qm; 1.1.2. The War Texts From Cave 4; 1.1.3. 11q14 Sefer Ha-milhamah; 1.2. The Study Of The War Texts; Further Reading On The Discoveries Of Qumran; 2. The Manuscripts Of The War Texts And Their Contents; 2.1. 1qm And 1q33; 2.2. Copies Of A Similar Recension; 2.2.1. 4q492 Mb; 2.2.2. 4q4q494 Md; 2.2.3. 4q495 Me; 2.2.4. 4q496 Mf; 2.3. Copies Of Other Recensions; 2.3.1. 4q471 War Scroll-like Text B; 2.3.2. 4q491 Ma; 2.3.3. 4q493 Mc; 2.3.4. 4q497 War Scroll-like Text A; 2.4. The Lost End Of The Rule Of The War? 2.4.1. 4q285 Sefer Ha-milhamah; 2.4.2. 11q14 Sefer Ha-milhamah; 2.5. A 'self-glorification Hymn'; 2.5.1. The Text Of 4q491c Ma/c; 2.5.2. Other Copies Of The 'self-glorification Hymn'; Summary; Further Readings On The Contents Of The War Texts; 3. The Composition And Genre Of 1qm; 3.1. The Problem; 3.2. Internal Evidences In 1qm; 3.3. Evidences From Cave 4; 3.4. The Literary Genre Of 1qm; 3.5. Summary; Further Readings On The Composition And Genre Of 1qm; 4. The Date Of 1qm; 4.1. Dating 1qm; 4.2. Terminus A Quo And Terminus Ad Quem; 4.3. Relationship With The Book Of Daniel; 4.4. Historical References In 1qm 1 - 2; 4.5. The Kittim As The Main Enemy; 4.6. The Sequence Of The War; 4.7. Military Equipments And Tactics; 4.8. Relationship With Other Qumran Texts; 4.9. Summary And Assessment; Further Readings On The Date Of 1qm; 5. The War Texts And The Hebrew Bible; 5.1. Overview; 5.2. A Prayer Of Biblical Inspiration: 1qm 11.1-12'yours Is The War!' (11.1-5a) 'the Times Of The Wars Of Your Hands' (11.5b-12) 5.3. Summary; Further Reading On The War Texts And The Hebrew Bible; Cumulative Bibliography
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