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Re: Aristobulus II's "sadducees"?

With regard to the references to Manasseh and Ephraim in the Nahum Pesher
and with due regard to the hypothesis of Dupont-Sommer's,
can anyone cite any other example where a specifically named
"interpretation" is itself re-interpreted?

After all in Nahum the reference is to (No)-Amon and the Pesher gives
that interpretation as Manasseh. "Thou" in Nahum is interpreted as
Ephraim in the Pesher.


Mike Sanders

On Thu, 10 Oct 1996 01:09:21 +0200 mc2499@mclink.it (Ian Hutchesson)
>In my recent previous post on this subject, I mentioned 
>interpretation of the Ephraim & Manasseh found in the Pesher Nahum. In
>simplifying his position, I have spread a little misinformation:
>Dupont-Sommer says that as the birthrights of Ephraim and Manasseh 
>exchanged, so were those of Hyrcanus and Aristobulos, ie Hyrcanus, the
>elder, became the equivalent of Ephraim, the younger.
>This allows him to talk of the seekers of smooth things as the 
>supporters of Hyrcanus. It makes me wonder about "the stranger who 
>them", ie "those who lead Ephraim astray", in the interpretation of 
>3:4 -- we know that Hyrcanus received support from Antipater, who 
>would be
>thought of in Jerusalem as extraneous to the situation.
>If the commentary to Nahum 2:11b, which refers to "the coming of the 
>of the Kittim. But then she [Jerusalem] shall be trampled under their
>feet...", can be interpreted in a concrete manner to refer to Pompey 
>AEm. Scaurus, we have a clear earliest date for the writing of the 
>Pesher Nahum.
>Ian Hutchesson