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By Crispin H T Fletcher-Louis

ISBN-10: 9004123261

ISBN-13: 9789004123267

This quantity examines lifeless Sea Scroll texts which pertain to the Qumran community's knowing of: a transcendent, angelmorphic or divine humanity; and the position of cultic area and time, and the event of worship, within the formation of any such humanity. The booklet comprises 12 chapters. the 1st 3 are dedicated to fabric which both antedates or offers very important cognate fabric to the perculiarly sectarian fabric studied within the the remainder chapters (especially the booklet of Noah and Sirach). Chapters 4 to 6 study texts dedicated to a divine humanity, the divine or angelec Moses and the heavenly human priesthood. The 7th bankruptcy discusses the paranormal and theophanic importance of the excessive priest's breastpiece at Qumran. Chapters 8 to 11 are revisionist interpreting of the "Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice" as a liturgy for a divine humanity, and bankruptcy thirteen proposes a brand new interpretation of 1QM 10-17 within the related vein. except lifeless Sea Scroll students, this e-book also needs to be worthwhile for an individual engaged on biblical anthropology, messianism and Christology, and temple or cultic theology.

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However, this is not to say that there was not a collection, or "Book", of smaller units of Noahic tradition some of which might have been regarded as "books" in their own right. There may have been something analogous to, though considerably smaller than, the extant Enochic Pentateuch which we know as / Enoch. If such a collection were bound together by various forms of revelation and instruction then it would be entirely fitting that it began with an account of Noah's wondrous birth, including his precocious loquacity, after which there followed a distinct literary unit known as the "Book of the Words of Noah".

44 CHAPTER TWO in Jubilees 6:1-3 (and the Genesis Apoayphon 10:13-15) he atones for the land through the kid of a goat "because everything which is upon it had been blotted out" (Lev 18:26-28), he offers up burnt offerings of a calf, a goat, a lamb, a turdedove and a young dove, in addition to the grain offering and frankincense (cf. Lev 2:2-5). The burnt offerings are salted in accordance with the priesdy halakhah prescribed in Jubilees 21:11. In IQapGen 6:4 there is a laconic reference to Noah girding his loins "in the vision of truth and wisdom.

It contains a statement of the patriarch Jacob's angelic identity which is unequivocal: I , Jacob, who is speaking to you, am also Israel, an angel of God and a ruling spirit. Abraham and Isaac were created before any work. But, I , Jacob, whmo men call Jacob but whose name is Israel am he whom God called Israel which means, a man seeing God, because I am the firstborn of every living thing to whom God gives life. " He envied me and fought with me and wrestied with me saying that his name and the name that is before every angel was to be above mine.

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