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orion 4Q534-536 and Noah??
I'm in the process of reading Eisenman and Wise's book for the first
time, and there's a lot I would like to discuss about it. In the
interests of bandwidth, though, I'll confine myself to one question
for now: in their treatment of 4Q534-536 they call this work "The
birth of Noah," and describe it as a mystical document giving "a
wonderfully enriched picture of the figure of Noah" (p.33). The
problem I see is, I don't see any mention of Noah anywhere in the
document itself. Neither the transliterated Hebrew text nor their
translation ever mentions any names at all. Does anybody have an
idea how they concluded that this is a text about Noah? I confess I
have done virtually nothing with the nonbiblical scrolls beyond
combing them for biblical quotations (for text-critical purposes),
but this one really has me baffled.