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Bibil Identifier bibil:236733
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Deuteronomy 19:15–19 in the Damascus Document and Early Midrash
Author Naeh, Shlomo
Author Shemesh, Aharon
Journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume: 20, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2013
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2013
Year (Copyright) 2013
Year (Reference) 2013
Language English
Pages 179-199 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Damascus Document 9:16–10:3—the sectarian rule of testimony—presents serious difficulties that have challenged scholars for years. In light of the evidence from Qumran Cave 4, we suggest an emendation and a new reading of the passage. This reading reflects an understanding of the pentateuchal laws of testimony in Deut 19:15–19, which is markedly different from the conventional reading of this biblical pericope and the established halakhah. A similar understanding of the biblical passage is also echoed in early rabbinic sources.
DOI 10.1163/15685179-12341260
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea : Texts : CD - Cairo Genizah / Damascus Document
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Literature : Midrash : Halakic Midrashim : Mekhilta of Rabbi Ishmael
Pericopes Deuteronomy 19,15-19,19
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