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This text is describe by Michael Wise as a "Brontologion" and he connects it
to the fascination towards things astrological found in some segments of
2nd Temple Judaism. The question that this and other astrological texts
(such as 4Q186, 4Q561, and 4QMess ar) from Qumran raises is:
how could the "Scroll writers" participate in something that is clearly
forbidden in the text of the Hebrew Bible (in Is 47:13-14)?
Thanks for your help.
Jim West, ThD
Professor of Biblical Languages