Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

The Songs Of The Sabbath Sacrifice And The Heavenly Scene Of The Book Of Revelation

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

In view of the great interest in Qumranite-Christian relations ever since the first publication of the scrolls, the shortage of studies focussing especially on the relation between Revelation and the Dead Sea Scrolls is all the more surprising. The Shirot comprise a series of liturgical texts from caves 4 (4Q400407) and 11 (11Q17), also including a text discovered in Yigael Yadins excavations on Masada. While the special similarities between Book of Revelation and the Shirot mainly concern some particular details of its heavenly scene, it is also important to pay attention to the fundamental cultic and eschatological perspective of the Christian document. The conquerors reward illustrates the identification of the community and its members with Gods temple and could be related to the ideas in the Shirot about human participation, through the angels, in the continuous worship in heaven.

Keywords: Book of Revelation; liturgical texts; Qumranite-Christian relations; Shirot

10.1163/ej.9789004171633.i-314.81
/content/books/10.1163/ej.9789004171633.i-314.81
dcterms_subject,pub_keyword
6
3
Loading

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Northern Lights on the Dead Sea Scrolls — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation