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Author: Ariel Feldman

This paper analyzes the citation from Exod 34:11–24 in the Qumran scroll 4Q368 2. It explores the variant readings preserved in this quotation and demonstrates that some of them have been influenced by the parallel passages from the book of Deuteronomy.

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism
Authors: Ariel and Faina Feldman

Fragment 5 of the scroll 4Q464 proved to be difficult to decipher. It is exceedingly dark and can only be read with the help of infra-red photographs. Recently, a new such image of this fragment became available. This note demonstrates that this photograph helps clarify much of the fragment’s diffi¬cult wording. While previous scholarship on 4Q464 assumed that fragment 5 deals with the Genesis Flood, this brief study suggests that it contains an admonition alluding to the events of Israel’s past. This new interpretation of fragment 5 supports an earlier proposal that it does not belong to 4Q464, but constitutes a fragment of a now lost text.

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism


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.

In: Journal of Ancient Judaism