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By Wacholder, B.Z.

This composite variation of the Damascus rfile and scrolls from Khirbet Qumran (with translation and statement) offers a brand new figuring out of the connection of those texts, time and goal; laying off extra mild at the lifeless Sea Scrolls.

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76 4Q270 F7i:6b–16a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102 4Q271 F2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68 4Q271 F3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50 4Q272 F1i–ii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 4Q273 F5 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1. 1. Approach The major task confronting the reader of this composite edition is determining what it tells us that we had not known from the previous versions of the Genizah text.

The division in the law between the laws of the Torah—the Myqwj and twxm of God on the one hand and the MyfpCm (regulations) of the sect on the other hand—is interesting. Whereas the former refer to the commandments given to Moses and their interpretation in works like Enoch, Jubilees and the Temple Scroll, the MyfpCm are disciplinary rules originating within the sect. In addition, even some of the laws of the sect diverge from Scripture; for example, polygamy (or bigamy) presumed in the Pentateuch is strictly forbidden in the sect.

62 4Q266 F6iii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64 4Q266 F6iv . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66 4Q266 F7i–iii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70 4Q266 F10ii . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100 4Q266 F11 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104 4Q267 F4 . . .

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