Mr. Matthew Morgenstern
Hebrew University

A New Prayer from the Se‘elim Collection

On the plates of the 'Seelim' collection appear three fragments of a single manuscript containing 31 lines in total. The prayer is to be published in a forthcoming volume of DJD, and the lecture will present a preliminary publication of it. The contents appear to be a prayer, containing historical references and ending in a plea for the rebuilding of the Temple. Both the language and contents of the prayer are unusual. It is possible, though not certain, that the prayer was composed following the destruction of the Second Temple.