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The Scroll of the War of the Sons of Light against the Sons of Darkness(1QM)

The War Scroll describes the plan for the War between the Sons of Light and the Sons of Darkness at the "End of Days." Early Herodian script, ca. 30 B.C.E.-20 C.E. Y. Yadin, The Scroll of the War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness (Oxford: University Press, 1962).
1QM Col.I. The first column of this manuscript has a large right margin used for handling and rolling the scroll. 1QM Col.X. Exhortation (X 1-8) and Prayer (X 9 ff.) during the eschatological war. The exhortation quotes Dt. 20.2-4 (1QM X 2-5) and Num.10.9 (1QM X 6-8).Column X lines 5-8 reads: 5. And your provosts shall speak to all those prepared for battle, the willinghearted, to hold fast through the might of God, to turn back all 6. the faint-hearted, and to hold fast together, all mighty men of valour. And as to that which Thou hast s[poken] by the hand of Moses, saying: "If there cometh a war 7. in your land against the enemy that oppresseth you, then ye shall blow an alarm with trumpets, and ye shall be remembered before your God, 8. and ye shall be saved from your enemies" (Num.10:9) (Yadin, Scroll of the War, 304).

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