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Interpretations Of The Flood In The Dead Sea Scrolls

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There is no reason to assume that the Flood narrative was not included in the biblical texts of Genesis used at Qumran. The rather numerous allusions to Noah and to the Flood in the non-biblical manuscripts assures us that the Flood narrative was well known within the Qumran community. The accidental absence of the Flood narrative from the biblical manuscripts deprives us of the possibility of knowing exactly which of these allusions are the results of the exegesis of the biblical text done within the Qumran community and which elements come from a possibly different form of biblical text. This chapter provides an overview of all the allusions to the Flood narrative found in the Dead Sea Scrolls, and presents in greater detail the two best preserved fragments dealing with this narrative, 4Q252 and 4Q370.

Keywords: 4Q252; 4Q370; biblical texts; Dead Sea Scrolls; flood narrative; Genesis; Noah; Qumran community



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