• “ ‘The Temple which You Will Build For Me in the Land’: The Future Sanctuary in a Textual Tradition of Leviticus,” Dead Sea Discoveries 24, no. 2 (2017): 271–300

    Author(s):
    Julia Rhyder (see profile)
    Date:
    2022
    Group(s):
    Ancient Jew Review, Ancient Near East, Biblical Studies
    Subject(s):
    Dead Sea scrolls, Bible. Pentateuch
    Item Type:
    Article
    Tag(s):
    Pentateuch, Ancient Israelite religion
    Permanent URL:
    https://doi.org/10.17613/6aqx-ca69
    Abstract:
    This article examines the instruction regarding the wood offering and the festival of new oil in fragment 23 of 4QReworked Pentateuch C (4Q365), and in particular its setting at a future temple (‫בית‬) in the land. It argues that while 4Q365 23 represents a departure from earlier versions of Leviticus, it should be considered nonetheless as part of an authoritative version of this book. In introducing the new temple and its rituals, the addition develops notions already present within priestly ritual legislation concerned with the community's obligations towards the wilderness sanctuary. 4Q365 23 therefore has the potential to progress the present debate concerning the priestly traditions of the Pentateuch and cult centralization. In projecting the ritual obligations established at the wilderness shrine onto a future temple, the fragment throws new light on the way in which ritual legislation was used to promote a centralized cult in ancient Israel. Full text available at http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/15685179-12341425
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