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The persistence of prophecy in the late second temple period

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This chapter shifts the analysis from the construction of prophecy and revelation in the Dead Sea Scrolls to the explicit evidence in the Qumran corpus for ongoing prophetic activity in the late Second Temple period. It examines each document independently to determine its contribution to the study of ongoing prophetic activity, and then seeks to locate the larger corpus within the more general understanding of prophecy in the late Second Temple period. Only two sectarian documents, the Hodayot and the Damascus Document, contain allusions to possible prophetic activity employing biblical prophetic language. Three additional non-sectarian documents preserved within the Dead Sea Scrolls further attest to heightened concerns with illegitimate prophets and competing revelatory claims in Second Temple Judaism. Two of these texts (the Temple Scroll, the Moses Apocryphon) contain a detailed set of laws based on Deuteronomic laws relating to prophecy.

Keywords: Damascus document; Dead Sea Scrolls; Deuteronomic laws; Hodayot; Moses Apocryphon; prophecy; Qumran corpus; Second Temple Judaism

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