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The Earliest Commentary on the Prophecy of Habakkuk

Timothy H. Lim


This is the first major commentary in English on Pesher Habakkuk for forty years. It elucidates the nature of 1QpHab as the earliest commentary on the prophecy of Habakkuk by a detailed study of the biblical quotation and sectarian interpretation. This commentary provides a new edition of the scroll, including new readings, and detailed palaeographical, philological, exegetical, and historical notes and discussion. It shows that the pesherist imitates the allusive style of the oracles of Habakkuk and also draws on lexemes, phrases, and themes from other biblical texts and Jewish sources. It sh ... More

Keywords: Dead Sea Scrolls, Habakkuk Pesher, Wicked Priests, Qumran, sectarianism, Pesher

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Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780198714118
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198714118.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Timothy H. Lim, author
Professor of Hebrew Bible & Second Temple Judaism, University of Edinburgh

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