KhQ2207: An Overlooked Stone Inscription from Khirbet Qumran

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  • 1 Brite Divinity School, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, USA
  • | 2 Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX, USA

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Abstract

A limestone plaque KhQ2207 from Khirbet Qumran contains an inscription which has not been fully deciphered. The revised transcription of the stone proposed in this study indicates that it contains a first-person address, perhaps by the deity, referring to a future judgment. As a literary text inscribed by a trained scribe, KhQ2207 stands in sharp contrast to other scribal exercises found at and near Qumran, suggesting that its initial classification as an exercise should be reconsidered.

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