4Q Pesher Nahum

4Q Pesher Nahum

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4Q Pesher Nahum has long been considered one of the most important Qumran texts for understanding the historical context of the Scrolls. Doudna's comprehensive critical edition presents new readings and undertakes extensive analysis and reconstruction of broken text. Areas of focus include text-critical implications, scribal practices, and formal and composition patterns common throughout the Qumran pesharim. An outcome of this work sure to attract attention is its demonstration that the mysterious 'Lion of Wrath' figure of the text is not the Hasmonaean king Alexander Jannaeus, as almost universally held. Rather, Pesher Nahum portrays a coming conquest from the 'Kittim', and the 'Lion of Wrath' is a Nebuchadnezzar-like foreign invader coming to deliver the wrath of God on a sinful Israel. There is also an Appendix: 'Was Hyrcanus II the Teacher of Righteousness and Were the Scrolls Deposited in the Caves near Qumran in 40 bce?'The claim based on firsthand analysis came from Strugnell (1970: 205) who stated that 4QpNah had a script a#39;ja#39;attribuerais a une main aquot;formelleaquot; de la ... For example, 4QpNah has an a#39;inverted-V aleph This script feature was characterized by Cross as a distinctive, dateable ... in a way that produces a tidy schematic picture. the theoretical basis for high-precision (half- and quarter-century) dating claims 1.


Title:4Q Pesher Nahum
Author: Gregory L. Doudna
Publisher:Burns & Oates - 2001
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