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 ebook, composed round a hundred and fifty BC by means of `The instructor of Righteousness' and never a manufactured from the Qumran group.
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A. Oppenheimer, U. Rappaport, and M. Stern (Jerusalem: Yad Izhak Ben Zvi / Ministry of Defense, 1980), pp. 84-97. THE TEMPLE SCROLL: PREVIOUS WORK AND THE PRESENT STUDY 21 both are concerned with exploring the presence of God. 139 Stegemann sought to show that the TS describes a Utopian land surrounded by nameless enemies, with a central temple in an unnamed place. In his view the scroll takes pertinent portions of the Pentateuch, mainly from Deut, and "intensifies" them. This procedure applies not only to various heathen customs, which are forbidden to the inhabitants of the land, but also to the strengthened relationship between the temple and the norms for holiness and purity in the temple city.
132. For reviews (including reviews of the German original), see J. A. Emerton, VT 37 (1987): 242; G. Fohrer, ZAW 91 (1979): 150-51; F. Garcia-Marünez, JSJ 17 (1986): 108-9; M. A. Knibb, The Society for Old Testament Study Book List 1986, p. 126; J. Lust, ETL 62 (1986): 190; R. North, Biblica 61 (1980): 116-17; J. Oesch, ZKT 103 (1981): 200-1; H. Schmid, Judaica 34 (1978): 187-88; G. Vadja, REJ 138 (1979): 443; G. Vermes, JJS 37 (1986): 130-32 (inter alia)׳, and A. S. van der Woude, JSJ 10 (1979): 106.
Added to this, central elements in his basic theses proved to be broken reeds. The idea that Zadok "discovered" the new Torah, and that this book is the one which CD 5:2 describes as "the hidden book of the Torah" ()ספר התורה החתום, is vital to Wacholder's position; but his 123. Wacholder, The Dawn of Qumran, p. 23. 124. Ibid. 125. Thus he says on p. 27, After revealing the divine prescriptions for the erection of the sanctuary and the observance of its ritual... the author says in 29:9 that God himself shall create it.
A Critical Study of the Temple Scroll from Qumran Cave 11 (Studies in Ancient Oriental Civilization, No. 49) by M. O. Wise