By Associate Professor Katell Berthelot, Daniel Stokl Ben Ezra
The Aramaic lifeless Sea Scrolls signify approximately thirteen% of the Qumran library and correspond to quite a lot of genres and issues. This ebook includes the lawsuits of a convention at the Aramaic scrolls from Qumran which came about in Aix-en-Provence in 2008. It contains either the papers themselves and a transcription of the discussions. The 22 papers take on linguistic, exegetical and historic questions, focusing specifically on: the relation of the Aramaic texts to what we all know because the Hebrew Bible; their literary genres; the query in their sectarian or non-sectarian provenance; the nature of the corpus, and particularly its relevance to the advance of apocalypticism and messianism within the Jewish culture.
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R. E. Stokes (“The Throne Visions of Daniel 7, 1 Enoch 14 and the Qumran Book of Giants (4Q530): An Analysis of Their Literary Relationship,” DSD 15 : 340–358), argues for the priority of Daniel 7 in regards to both 1 Enoch 14 and the Book of Giants. For E. Eshel (“Sources of the Book of Daniel,” in The Book of Daniel: Composition and Reception [ed. J. J. Collins and P. W. ” Puech, “Songes,” 21 and n. 48 and idem, Textes araméens I, 13–14, suggests that both drew on a common tradition. Puech’s suggestion is the most judicious explanation.
In another passage the giant Mahawi is sent to Enoch to learn the interpretation of the dream (4Q530 2 ii 14–15). 23 Best preserved are the dreams of the brother giants Hahyah and Ohayah. Hahyah dreams about the imminent flood (4Q530 2 ii 12), while Ohayah’s dream is about the final divine judgment (4Q530 2 ii 15–20). See É. Puech, “Les Songes des fils de Šemihazah dans le Livre des Géants de Qumrân,” Comptes rendus des séances de l'Académie des Inscriptions & Belles–Lettres 144/1 (January–March 2000): 7–25.
10 J. T. Milik judged that the Ethiopic translation is partly an abbreviated version of the original Aramaic work, preserved in 4Q208–4Q211 (“Problèmes de la littérature Hénochique à la lumière des fragments araméens de Qumrân,” HTR 64 : 333–378 [see 339]; idem, The Books of Enoch [Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1976], 273–275). BenDov, Calendars, 76–77, arrives at the same conclusion but considers the two versions as two phases of the same calendrical tradition. See n. 15 below. 11 See the Hebrew 1Q19 and the Aramaic 1QGenesisApocryphon, col.
Aramaica Qumranica: Proceedings of the Conference on the Aramaic Texts from Qumran in Aix-en-Provence 30 June - 2 July 2008 by Associate Professor Katell Berthelot, Daniel Stokl Ben Ezra