Cookies Policy

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 Torah Of The King” (Deut 17:14–20) In The Temple Scroll And Early Rabbinic Law

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

Since the system of law at Qumran finds its most ample and apt analogue in the system of rabbinic law, comparisons between the two, both in their specifics and their general contours, are inevitable. Our earliest and most extensive ancient interpretation of the biblical law of the king is found in the Temple Scroll from Cave 11 at Qumran. The Temple Scroll begins its section on the king by citing fairly verbatim from the scriptural text of Deut 17:14-20, with the equivalent of vv. 19-20 missing since they would have filled the top of col. LVII, which is not preserved. Both the Qumran sectaries and the early rabbinic sages were deeply-and redemptively-engaged in the ongoing construction of nomian worlds of Torah discourse and practice.

Keywords: Qumran; rabbinic law; Temple Scroll; Torah



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:
    Legal Fictions — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation