By Andre Lemaire
This quantity offers the entire major lectures of the XVIIIth Congress of the overseas association for the research of the outdated testomony (IOSOT) held in Leiden (August 2004). it's a excellent pattern of the most tendencies and growth of present biblical study on textual feedback (Qumran and Septuagint), biblical archaeology, literary feedback (especially Pentateuch, Joshua, Kings), biblical topics (especially in knowledge literature), in addition to in regards to the mild thrown on biblical exegesis via present cognitive linguistics. An appendix offers with the relationship among global Christianity and the research of the outdated testomony. The twenty authors are one of the major overseas figures of present biblical exegesis and their contributions are consultant of the examine of the outdated testomony before everything of the 3rd millenium.
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24, 61, 72, 80. 72 For general comments on this approach to scripture in the sectarian compositions see George J. Brooke, “‘The Canon within the Canon’ at Qumran and in the New Testament,” in: Stanley E. Porter and Craig A. Evans (eds), The Scrolls and the Scriptures: Qumran After Fifty Years, JSPSup 26 (Sheﬃeld, 1997), pp. 242–266. the twelve minor prophets and the dead sea scrolls 43 evidence.
The second overall approach that needs to be taken has already been mentioned indirectly. For each book of the Twelve there needs to be a fresh evaluation of its text in light of all the evidence from the scrolls. 54 D. Signiﬁcance for the Collection of the Twelve As is now well known, the various Judaean desert manuscripts provide some evidence for how the books of the Twelve were passed on. 56 The evidence from the Judaean desert is diverse. A minimalist approach for maximum certainty is taken by Emanuel Tov: “The books of the Minor Prophets were included in one scroll in MurXII, 4QXIIb and 4QXIIg”,57 but it is probable that more than those three scrolls contained the complete collection of the Twelve.
6:8 and Amos 9:11 (CD 6:14–17). Another intertextual reading of the Twelve is the use of Mic. 7:11 and Hab. 2:1 together at the end of a major historical section (CD 2:14– 4:12a); they form the climax of that section of text. The unit of text describes matters from the fall of the Watchers to the time of the writer, not as a straightforward historical narrative, but in terms of the admonitory exposition which justiﬁes those who are the implied readers and informs them of the need for ongoing vigilance.