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Re: Esther and Qumran (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 5 Mar 1996 18:20:09 EST
From: E. Nodet <ebaf@papp.undp.org>
To: Multiple recipients of list <ioudaios-l@lehigh.edu>
Subject: Re: Esther and Qumran

On Tue, 5 Mar 1996, brent justin anduaga-arias wrote:

>   Something I surveyed on this board leads me to ask about the book of=20
> Esther.  Most any book which discusses the DSS will state that the=20
> Qumran community did not practice Purim and they had not a scroll of=20
> Esther (or at least none was recovered).  Those two "facts" have lead=20
> many to beleive that there was little or no affection for the book=20
> amongst the community.  Nevertheless, I have heard one person tell me=20
> about a scroll discovered which corresponds to "proto-Esther."  Could=20
> someone comment on this?

Yes. See Joseph-T. Milik, "Les Modeles arameens du livre d=D5Esther dans=20
la grotte 4 de Qumran", RQ 15 (1992) 321-399.
Yours, EN