King, Priest, Prophet: Positive Eschatological Protagonists by Geza Xeravits

By Geza Xeravits

One of the newly released texts of the Qumran Library there are an excellent quantity with eschatological content material. a few of these texts relate the eschatological job of convinced figures who appear to play an immense function within the occasions of the eschaton. This examine explores those figures. the fabric of this research is split into major components. the 1st is analytical, within which the similar textual fabric is investigated, each one passage in flip. the second one, systematic part includes the overview and dialogue of the information supplied by means of the analyses of the 1st half. those analyses are specially appropriate for students of either the outdated and New Testaments and for all these attracted to early Jewish notion on the flip of the period.

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11:1-5, but the influence of other passages such as Ps. 89:4 (and verse 29) is also possible. Furthermore, his designation as x'tw evokes some prophecies of Ezekiel. As for the high priest, his exalted state and communion with the angels are emphasised. 82 4. 1. 83 Introduction Provenance. Paradoxically, the first awareness of the longest-known Qumranic text antedates the Qumran discoveries by more than a half century. It was in 1896/1897 when Solomon Schechter discovered the text of the Da­ mascus Document in the genizah of the so-called Ben Ezra Synagogue of the Karaites, in Old Cairo.

Solomon Schechter, however, drew attention to the fact that the group behind the document cannot be iden­ tified with certainty with any known Jewish sect. Schechter held that the document could have been composed by the Dositheans, a group considered by mediaeval sources as an ancient Jewish sect. Others argued that the Da­ mascus Document is a mediaeval Karaite work. These scholars denied that the work has anything to do with ancient sects. However, the great majority of scholars agree that the work originated sometime in the second or first centuries BC; with disagreements centering on the different identifications of the cryptic historical allusions in the work.

The author uses the term mtoon in the absolute case with definite article, and without construed with or qualified by anything else. This lets supposing a titular use of the term. Note that the jrron of lQSa ii 19 reflects a similar usage. 65 66 67 s 68 69 70 6 5 See Barthelemy, DJD 1: 117: "... avec J. T. ), and especially 109: "The new photographs taken in Amman do not disclose the consonants, but we seem to be able to dis­ cern n ^ v . " He then printed the emendation "leads forth" in the main text of his PTSDSSP edi­ tion (page 117).

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