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Aramaic Poetry in Qumran

Aramaic Poetry in Qumran

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  • ISBN-13: 9783639763577
  • Publisher: Scholars' Press
  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2015
  • Pages: 408 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.92 x 8.66 x 5.91 inches


The often fragmentary Aramaic texts preserved by the Qumran community represent a large collection of well edited texts, whose publications have triggered numerous contributions that have brought a significantly clearer understanding of them. Little attention, however, has been devoted to the poetic structure of these Aramaic texts, much less on Aramaic literature as a whole. This study presents a model for the analysis of Aramaic poetry as well as a detailed poetic discussion of six Aramaic texts within the Qumran collection. These texts are: 1) 4Q246, “The Son of God” text; 2) 4QLevia, a portion of the wisdom poem in the Aramaic Levi Document; 3) 4Q534, “The Elect of God” text; 4) 4Q542, The Testament of Qahat; 5) 4Q541, two fragments from the Apocryphon of Levi; 6) 1QapGen, the beauty of Sarai in the Genesis Apocryphon.

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