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Sapiential revelation in second temple judaism

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This chapter extends provides a discussion of nascent revelatory models in Second Temple Judaism. Sapiential revelation was one of the more prominent modes of mediation associated with the ancient prophets. The application of this revelatory encounter to the ancient prophets accurately reflects the social reality of ongoing forms of revelation in Second Temple period Judaism. The chapter examines one historical personage and one literary example, which indicate that the receipt of divine knowledge was conceptualized as a revelation experience. For Ben Sira, his prophetic self-awareness is fashioned around his receipt of revealed knowledge. The chapter suggests that sapiential revelation is operative in 1Q/4QInstruction. Thus, 1Q/4QInstruction recognizes the important role played by the cultivation of wisdom in the continuing revelatory encounter with the divine. In both of these cases, ancient prophetic revelation finds a new home in these modified modes of divine mediation.

Keywords: 1Q/4QInstruction; ancient prophets; Ben Sira; divine mediation; sapiential revelation; Second Temple Judaism



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