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Text And Translation

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Chapter Summary

This chapter presents a new translation of the Hebrew text. The Hebrew text is categorised into preamble, body and finale. The preamble describes the prologue, downfall of the opposition, and a promise to reveal the mysteries of history. The body includes an introduction to the Eschatological Torah, Sons of Zadok, and Israel's decline. The finale explains convocation of the camps. The Rabbinic and Karaite traditions ascribe the origin of the sectarian movement to Zadok and Boethus, the disciples of Antigonus of Socho. Much of rabbinic literature is characterized by midrashic writings, some of them independent and others diffused within the Talmud.

Keywords: Hebrew text; Karaite traditions; midrashic writings; rabbinic literature



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