A Qumran composition of Sabbath Laws and its contribution to the study of early halakah

Vered Noam, Elisha Qimron

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Abstract

This article presents a composite edition, with new reconstructions, notes, and translation, of a composition we title 'Sabbath Laws' (4Q264a and 4Q421). Three of these Sabbath laws are treated at length in comparison to rabbinic halakah: carrying and playing musical instruments, reading a scroll, and leaving coals burning. Mutually beneficial, this comparison contributes to our understanding, and reconstruction, of the history of halakah.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-96
Number of pages42
JournalDead Sea Discoveries
Volume16
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2009

Keywords

  • Qumran halakah
  • Rabbinic halakah
  • Sabbath laws

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