4QInstruction

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BRILL, 2009 - Religion - 397 pages
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This volume consists of an edition, a translation and a commentary of the most important fragments of 4QInstruction. Initially it deals with the linguistic characteristics of the scroll highlighting the links between 4QInstruction and Ben Sira, and also with the Community Rule and the Hodayot. It then investigates the Sapiential fragments dealing with poverty, husband-wife and parent-child relationships. Finally it examines the eschatological fragments. The work seeks to improve the edition and understanding of this fundamental text enhancing our knowledge of the history and development of thinking at Qumran. Moreover, it examines links which 4QInstruction establishes between purely Sapiential discourse and descriptions of eschatological judgement. This study substantially illuminates our understanding of the Wisdom movement in the early intertestamental period.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
PREMIÈRE PARTIE CARACTÉRISTIQUES LINGUISTIQUES
17
CHAPITRE DEUX 4QInstruction 1QS et 1QH
22
CHAPITRE TROIS Le vocabulaire caractéristique de 4QInstruction
29
Annexe Lexique sélectif de 4QInstruction
33
DEUXIÈME PARTIE LES PÉRICOPES SAPIENTIELLES
41
1522 Emprunte sans argent
61
2 4Q416 2 i 20 ii 21
64
CHAPITRE CINQ Épouses et maris
137
CHAPITRE SIX Lhonneur envers les parents
182
TROISIÈME PARTIE LES FRAGMENTS ESCHATOLOGIQUES
228
CHAPITRE HUIT Les catégories de 4QInstruction
277
Conclusion
327
CONCLUSION
333
Bibliographie
341
Index des références
367

3 4Q416 2 iii 121
92
4 Les mentions agricoles 4Q418 103 ii et 4Q423 5
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Jean-Sébastien Rey, Doctor of Theology (2006), Strasbourg and Leuven, is Lecturer at the Paul Verlaine University in Metz, France. He is currently working on a new edition and commentary of the Hebrew texts of the Book of Ben Sira.

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