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The Habakkuk Commentary (pesher) 1QpHab

Sectarian Commentary on the Book of Habakkuk.
The Scroll was discovered in Cave 1 and represents a style of composition
which is unique to the Qumran sect. It seeks for hints in the prophet's words of
the future history of the Sect. Early Herodian script, ca. 30 B.C.E.-20 C.E.
1QpHab Cols. VII-VIII. The sewing margin is preserved between these two columns. Note the scribal mark (col.VIII line 1), the textual divisions between each lemma (scriptural citation) and its interpretation, the supra linear corrections (col.VII lines1,3 ). The Teacher of Righteousness is mentioned in col.VII line 4 and his opponent, the Wicked Priest is spoken of in col.VIII line 8. IQpHab Col. II. Lines 7-8 interprets Hab.1:5 concerning the revelation of prophetic knowledge about the "End of Days" to the priest, who is commonly identified with the sect's Teacher of Righteousness.

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