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Re: orion DSS omen texts
Others can answer more expertly, but, offhand, for starters:
A number of astrological and exorcism texts may be of interest. James
VanderKam's Enoch and the Growth of an Apocalyptic Tradition, 1984.
4Q318 brontologion as discussed by Jonas Greenfield (and Michael
Stone?) in JNES and in later editions. D.L. Penney and M. O. Wise, "By
the Power of Beelzebub: An Aramaic Incantation Formula from Qumran
(4Q560)" JBL 113 (1994) 627-50.
On Fri, 25 Jul 1997 18:57:07 -0400 (EDT) Sarah Jane Melcher
> Dear list members: I have been made aware that the Dead Sea Scrolls
> include texts that contain omen series, in a similar vein to those
> characteristic of ancient Mesopotamia. If you don't mind, can anyone
> direct me to those texts in the DSS?
> Many thanks,
> Sarah Melcher
> Emory University