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The "Hidden" And The "Revealed": Esotericism, Election, And Culpability In Qumran And Related Literature

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It is widely accepted that the words nistarot and niglot function as technical terms in the Dead Sea Scrolls. This chapter points out the different uses of niglot and nistarot in texts of different genres, and examines how juridical and epistemological exegeses of this verse function independently and interdependently within the Qumran corpus and in the book of Jubilees. The aim of the chapter is to examine the broad use of these terms, specifically in reference to Deuteronomy 29:28. Through examination of the distinctions and overlaps between varied exegetical approaches to this verse, the chapter demonstrates a correlation between genre and exegetical stance in the relevant texts. Deut 29:28 stands between a passage that predicts the future destruction and exile of a later generation of Israelites, and a promise of subsequent return and restoration.

Keywords: book of Jubilees; Deuteronomy 29:28; niglot; nistarot; Qumran corpus



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