By M. O. Wise
A research of 1 of the Qumran texts, reading its features and authorship. the writer concludes that the Temple Scroll used to be an eschatalogical legislation booklet, composed round a hundred and fifty BC by way of `The instructor of Righteousness' and never a made of the Qumran group.
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Extra info for A Critical Study of the Temple Scroll from Qumran Cave 11 (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, No. 49)
155 But not all students of the scroll are convinced that it is a sectarian composition. 156 Schiffman criticized Yadin's interpretation of the TS because he thought the Israeli scholar had improperly begun his analysis with the prior assumption that the scroll was a sectarian work. , the third-person pronominal forms הראה/)היאה. 159 154. As a partial list, see the following: A. Caquot, "Rouleau du Temple," p. 34; M. Delcor and F. GarciaMartinez, Introduction, p. 202; Dimant, "Sectarian Literature," p.
See J. VanderKam, "Zadok and the SPR HTWRH HHTWM in Dam. Doc. V, 2-5," RQ 11 (1982-84): 561-70. Wacholder has continued to argue his position in "The 'sealed' Torah versus the 'Revealed' Torah: An Exegesis of Damascus Covenant V , l - 6 and Jeremiah 32,10-14," RQ 12 (1985-87): 351-68, but without new or convincing arguments. 128. H. W. Basser, 'The Rabbinic Citations in Wacholder's '"The Dawn of Qumran,'" RQ 11 (1982-84): 549. 129. , his discussion of 4QF10rilegium on p. 95, and his comparisons of Eupolemus' temple description with that of the scroll on pp.
75; J. Milgrom, "The Temple Scroll," p. 119; H. Mink, "Presentation," p. 103; J. Mueller, "Gospel Divorce Texts," p. 248; and A. S. van der Woude, "Tempelrol (I)," p. 180 and "Tempelrol (II)," p. 291. 173. Yadin believed that the TS reflected Hyrcanus' actions after his break with the Pharisees. He saw the rings of col. 34 as a symptom of this break. It should be noted, however, that Josephus puts Hyrcanus' break with the Pharisees not early but late in the Hasmonean's reign (see Ant. 288ff). Thus Yadin's date of 134 was, on his own evidence, erroneously early.
A Critical Study of the Temple Scroll from Qumran Cave 11 (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, No. 49) by M. O. Wise