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4QMMT: Reevaluating the Text, the Function and the Meaning by Hanne von Weissenberg

By Hanne von Weissenberg

This booklet specializes in the 3rd component to some of the most vital records from the Qumran library, the epilogue of 4QMMT. It re-evaluates the textual foundation for this part, and analyses how the epilogue features as part of the bigger record. as well as addressing the constitution and style of 4QMMT, this quantity analyzes using Scripture within the epilogue so that it will remove darkness from the theological schedule of the document's author/redactor. even though this book's basic concentration is at the epilogue, the result of this research make clear 4QMMT as a complete.

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89 See, for instance, Fraade, “To Whom it May Concern: 4QMMT and its addressees,” 518. 90 DJD X, 112. ” 91 Kampen, “4QMMT and the New Testament Studies,” in Reading 4QMMT: New Perspectives on Qumran Law and History, 131. 92 Brooke, “Luke – Acts and the Qumran Scrolls: The Case of MMT,” 81-82. g. Galatians, 2 Peter, 1 John), imply an “instability in the relationship between the author and the addressee”. In all these texts, the 1st person author, and the 2nd person addressee are closely connected, and the addressee may be either an individual or a group, nevertheless not far removed from the author(s), except perhaps geographically.

42 CHAPTER TWO (DJD X B48, 50, 50) and fragment 7 exhibits the word ]qh trh+l, which can be compared with the similar expressions trh+l #dwq]h (4Q398 fragments 2-3) and #dqmh trh+l DJD X B54 (4Q396, partly preserved in 4Q394). However, there is so little material left that one could even question whether fragments 4Q398 1-10 represent a manuscript of 4QMMT or another text altogether. Moreover, in manuscript 4Q398, the papyrus of fragments 1-9 seems to be different from that of 11-17 (N. B. ). In 1-9 the papyrus is ‘tidier,’ smoother on the surface, and lighter in color than that in 11-17.

34 CHAPTER TWO the beginning of 4Q394 frgs. 3a-4 col i, 1-3. Subsequently, however, the relationship of fragments 4Q394 1-2 to manuscript 4Q394, and even the relationship of the whole calendar section to the rest of 4QMMT has been questioned by several scholars. James VanderKam has presented a retrospective on the discussion about these fragments: Scholars have, then, sketched out different positions regarding the question whether the calendrical fragments (4Q327) belong to MMT or even to the manuscript 4Q394.

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