SV: Re: JEDP (Melchizedek)
Niels Peter Lemche
npl at teol.ku.dk
Tue Dec 21 07:59:23 EST 1999
I can recommend the new volume by Abegg and Ulrich and othersm The First
Bible, being a a translation of a collection of biblical passages preserved
among the DSS (Harper SF 1999). It does not include the Hebrew text, only
translations, but is very informative as to what is present--and in what
form--and what not. it is true that a serious study version would have to
include the Hebrew as well. But for an easy way to know it is excellent.
> Fra: Ian Hutchesson[SMTP:mc2499 at mclink.it]
> Svar til: Ian Hutchesson
> Sendt: 21. december 1999 13:11
> Til: Biblical Hebrew
> Emne: Re: Re: JEDP (Melchizedek)
> At 11.48 21/12/99 -0500, peter_kirk at sil.org wrote:
> >Well, Dave, I accept that you know more than me about DSS. Perhaps
> >even Ian knows more than me. But the reference to omission of the
> >Melchizedek story was to its absence from the Genesis Apocryphon,
> >which Ian seems to have made a lot of.
> Peter, there are no fragments of Gen14 amongst the DSS (the first part of
> Genesis is particularly poorly represented). There is also no mention of
> Melchizedek in Jubilees (I have mentioned problems here elsewhere).
> However, the GenAp is the first occasion in which we come across the
> Melchizedek episode and not unstrangely it is a document in which the
> epithet "Most High God" is quite common.
> >Of course his whole argument
> >falls rather flat if the Melchizedek story is included in MSS of
> >Genesis, especially if these are demonstrably earlier than the Genesis
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