Revue de Qumrân 108, tome 28 (2016)
- Andrew B. Perrin, "Remembering Peter W. Flint," RdQ 28 (2016), 153-156.
- David Rothstein, "A Textual History of Deuteronomy 11:4a and its Place in Traditions of the Reed Sea / Crossing," RdQ 28 (2016), 157-174.AbstractThe discovery of the biblical scrolls at Qumran has revolutionized scholars’ understanding of the textual history of the Hebrew Bible. Many textual variants that were previously attested only in the ancient translations or relatively late Jewish literary sources are now known to have been present in Hebrew Vorlagen of the Second Temple period. As recent studies have demonstrated, even where an Ur-form of a given text may be plausibly posited, this fact in no way mitigates the importance of understanding the significance of a textual “variant’s” (possible) meanings and it impact upon those communities preserving the reading. The present essay addresses one such variant. Specifically, it examines the active and personified nature of the Reed Sea, as reflected in the reading of Deut 11:4 preserved in several post-biblical sources, and addresses the relationship between this textual datum and other biblical and postbiblical traditions of the Reed Sea crossing.
- Jeremy Penner, "The Words of the Luminaries as a Meditation on the Exile," RdQ 28 (2016), 175-190.AbstractThe Words of the Luminaries is a weekly liturgy that surveys Israel’s history from creation to the Babylonian exile. The impression gained from the extant material, however, is that within this historical survey the author tends to emphasize the exodus and subsequent wilderness wandering while glossing over stories from the period of the Patriarchs and Judges. The reason why is because of the typological richness of these stories and their pertinence for contemporary times: the exodus is a story of redemption, rebellion, and spiritual discipline, and as such a malleable paradigm in which to fit Israel’s current state of perceived exile and in which the need for penitential prayer is contextualized. This article will focus primarily on the use of scripture related to Israel’s experience of the exodus and wilderness to demonstrate that the author has artistically woven together a number of scriptural passages tied to these episodes in Israel’s history to craft an extended meditation on the exile and its present-day effects, and to demonstrate that God continues to fulfill scriptural promises to Israel in spite of these exilic difficulties.
- Dominik Helms, "Jes 6,8–13 in 1QJesa," RdQ 28 (2016), 191-214.AbstractThe prophet Isaiah is sent to harden the Israelites’ heart. In the history of its interpretation, Is 6,9f. has raised a number of serious theological questions. The present study focusses on its representation in the manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls, notably the great Isaiah-Scroll (1QIsaa VI 1–10). The analysis shows that some of the differences are not confined to the level of orthography and phonetics but have considerable implications for the understanding of the text. Following this presumption, the text attests to a different proposition. It shows the dissociation of Yachad and the authorities of the temple in Jerusalem. 1QIsaa VI 1–10 bears witness to an inner Jewish reception of Isaiah’s prophecy that gives expression to the self-conception of the group.
- Rachel Hachlili, "Communal Meals at Qumran Revisited," RdQ 28 (2016), 215-256.AbstractThe communal meal at Khirbet Qumran was an attested practice, based on these factors: the two large ceramic assemblages found in pantries L89 and L114, and the animal bone deposits found within ceramic vessels, scattered in spaces between or outside buildings all over the site. This paper will inspect both the archaeological evidence for the existence of the communal meals at Khirbet Qumran and the period of time during which they took place.
- Shira J. GOLANI, "New Light and some Reflections on the List of False Prophets (4Q339)," RdQ 28 (2016), 257-266.
- Pieter B. Hartog, "Interlinear Additions and Literary Development in 4Q163/Pesher Isaiah C, 4Q169/Pesher Nahum, and 4Q171/Pesher Psalms A," RdQ 28 (2016), 267-278.
- Andrew G. Daniel, "A New Reading of Genesis Apocryphon (1Q20) 20.10: Syntax, Semantics and Literary Function," RdQ 28 (2016), 279-286.
- Emile PUECH, "Review: Elisha Qimron, The Dead Sea Scrolls. The Hebrew Writings, Volume Three," RdQ 28 (2016), 287-294.
- James Nati, "Review: Mika S. Pajunen, The Land to the Elect and Justice for All: Reading Psalms in the Dead Sea Scrolls in Light of 4Q381," RdQ 28 (2016), 295-296.
- Jonathan R. Trotter, "Review: Ari Mermelstein, Creation, Covenant, and the Beginnings of Judaism: Reconceiving Historical Time in the Second Temple Period," RdQ 28 (2016), 297-298.
- Michael Peach, "Review: Janusz Kucicki. Eschatology of the Thessalonian Correspondence: A Comparative Study of 1 Thess. 4:13-5:11 and 2 Thess. 2:1-12 to the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Old Testament Pseudepigrapha," RdQ 28 (2016), 298-301.
- Jonathan Kaplan, "Review: Alex P. Jassen, Scripture and Law in the Dead Sea Scrolls," RdQ 28 (2016), 301-304.
- Aaron D. Hornkohl, "Review: Ken M. Penner, The Verbal System of the Dead Sea Scrolls: Tense, Aspect, and Modality in Qumran Hebrew Texts," RdQ 28 (2016), 304-309.
- Atar Livneh, "Review: Betsy Halpern-Amaru, The Perspective from Mt. Sinai: The Book of Jubilees and Exodus," RdQ 28 (2016), 304-309.