A Critical Study of the Temple Scroll from Qumran Cave 11 by M. O. Wise

By M. O. Wise

A research of 1 of the Qumran texts, interpreting its features and authorship. the writer concludes that the Temple Scroll used to be an eschatalogical legislation e-book, composed round a hundred and fifty BC via `The instructor of Righteousness' and never a fabricated from the Qumran neighborhood.

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Vadja, REJ 138 (1979): 443; G. Vermes, JJS 37 (1986): 130-32 (inter alia)‫׳‬, and A. S. van der Woude, JSJ 10 (1979): 106. The substantive reviews are M. Sweeney, HS 28 (1987): 189-91, Μ. Ο. Wise, JNES 48 (1989): 4 0 41, and D. P. Wright, Β A 52 (1989):45. 20 A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE TEMPLE SCROLL FROM QUMRAN CAVE 11 translation to Yadin's, one which was often more idiomatic. 133 Included with the translation was a helpful outline of the TS contents, and notes even more copious than in the German work.

137 Betz wrote an interesting, if rather speculative, study of Honi the Circlemaker, building up a portrait of the man from the Talmud and Josephus. He argued that the portrait depicts a man willing to die rather than see the people sin. On a certain occasion Honi was unwilling to pray for God's intervention against the king Aristobulus because he regarded such a prayer as blasphemous. Thus he died rather than do something which, according to TS 64:6-13, was worthy of crucifixion. But Betz stopped short of saying that Honi knew the TS, indicating only that he knew an interpretation of Deut 21:22-23 similar to the scroll's.

P. R. Murphy, in The Society for Old Testament Study Book List 1984 (Leeds: W. S. Maney & Son, 1984): 1 3 9 ^ 0 ; J. Nelis, TvT 24 (1984): 180-81; M. Nobile, Antonianum 59 (1984): 662-64; D. Pardee, JNES 48 (1989): 40-41; A. Paul, RSR 74 (1986): 129-48 (inter alia)•, G. Rinaldi, BO 26 (1984): 62; J. Sanders, JAOS 105 (1985): 147-48; H. C. Schmidt, ΖAW 98 (1986): 316-17; K. Smyth, ETR 60 (1985): 292; R. Suder, HS 26 (1985): 373-76; J. C. VanderKam, CBQ 4 6 (1984): 8 0 3 4; idem, BA 48 (1985): 126-27; G.

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