By Hanne von Weissenberg
This booklet makes a speciality of the 3rd element of the most very important files from the Qumran library, the epilogue of 4QMMT. It re-evaluates the textual foundation for this part, and analyses how the epilogue services as part of the bigger rfile. as well as addressing the constitution and style of 4QMMT, this quantity analyzes using Scripture within the epilogue as a way to light up the theological schedule of the document's author/redactor. even if this book's basic concentration is at the epilogue, the result of this research make clear 4QMMT as an entire.
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In this meaning the term is entirely appropriate to describe the legal section of 4QMMT. ” JBL 122/1 (2003): 150-155. 101 DJD X, 109-111. 102 DJD X, 1-2; Qimron and Strugnell, “An Unpublished Halakhic Letter from Qumran,” 9. 105 Therefore, a critical assessment of the text of 4QMMT is required. Attempts to determine the function and meaning of the epilogue of 4QMMT are hindered by the considerable text critical problems and the level of uncertainty of the epilogue’s composite text. One of the problems that need to be addressed concerns the arrangement of the fragments of the epilogue.
This transcription was prepared by Tigchelaar in 2005 and it is a revised reading of the manuscripts of 4QMMT first published by García Martínez and Tigchelaar in the DSS Study Edition (ed. F. García Martínez and E. J. C. Tigchelaar; The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition: Vol II; Leiden: Brill, 1998). THE MANUSCRIPTS AND THE COMPOSITE TEXT OF 4QMMT 33 In order to establish the level of certainty for the DJD X composite text and to enable a comparison of the text form of the halakhic section with that of the epilogue, the variant readings of the halakhic section will also be examined.
3 E. , The Dead Sea Scrolls Electronic Reference Library 2. Including the Dead Sea Scrolls Database (Non-Biblical Texts) Prepared by the Foundation for Ancient Research and Mormon Studies and Its Center for the Preservation of Ancient Religious Texts at Brigham Young University, Provo, Utah (Leiden: Brill, 1999). 4 E. Tov and S. J. Pfann, The Dead Sea Scrolls on Microfiche: A Comprehensive Facsimile Edition of the Texts from the Judean Desert (Leiden: Brill, 1993). 5 Qimron with J. H. , “Some Works of the Torah: 4Q3944Q399 (4QMMT a-f) and 4Q313,” 187-251.
4QMMT: Reevaluating the Text, the Function and the Meaning of the Epilogue (Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah) by Hanne von Weissenberg