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4Q266 is unique among the Dead Sea Scrolls in that it preserves the leading edges of both the beginning and ending of the manuscript. These archaeological vestiges assure the modern reader that these remains emanate from an ancient copy more complete than the medieval Cairo Genizah text. Thus, for the first time the document gives us a more comprehensive picture of what was available in antiquity but is absent in Cairo Genizah copy of the Damascus Document (CD). The first portion of our composite text consists exclusively of Cave textual witnesses, preserved mainly in 4Q266 and 4Q268, with limited attestation by 4Q267. Midrash ha-Torah ha-Acharon (MTA) presents itself as an amplification of the book of Jubilees, whose author gives the title of his work "The Divisions of the Times" in both the very beginning and ending of his book.

Keywords: 4Q266; Cairo Genizah text; Damascus Document; Dead Sea Scrolls; Midrash ha-Torah ha-Acharon (MTA)



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