JEDP (Melchizedek)

Dave Washburn dwashbur at
Sun Dec 19 21:46:49 EST 1999

Ian wrote:
> At 19.49 19/12/99 +0200, Jonathan D. Safren wrote:
> >The Melchizedek incident of Gen. 14 is not referred to; but Melchizedek
> >is, in Ps. 110. 
> Yes, Jonathan, I did refer to Ps. 110 specifically as not appearing at
> Qumran being part of a group that has no presence.

And you're wrong.  Psalm 110 does not appear thus far in the 
published texts, but cave 4 has yielded all but 106, 107, 110, 111 
and 117.  Even absence from the Psalms scroll of cave 11 can't be 
pushed too far, because it is a very unusual scroll and certainly 
can't be taken to indicate that they were or were not familiar with a 
particular psalm or group of psalms.  Thus, absence of Psalm 110 
from Qumran (at least as far as we know until DJD 16 comes out) 
is meaningless for this discussion.

Dave Washburn
Teach me your way, O Lord, and I will walk in your truth;
give me an undivided heart that I may fear your name.
                                   Psalm 86:11

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