One of the main approaches to the textual history of MT 1 Kings / LXX 3 Kingdoms views the LXX (or its Hebrew Vorlage) as a late midrashic reworking of the MT version, or a rewritten text which can be compared to some of the “rewritten Bible” compositions from Qumran. In contrast to this view, by analyzing the prominent differences between the MT and LXX in 1 Kings 6–8, this paper aims to illustrate that the MT account of the building of Solomon’s Temple also appears to have been reworked in a fashion similar to that of some of the biblical scrolls from Qumran. In 1 Kings 8, brief expansions written in a Priestly style that correspond with sections in 4QSama were added; and in 1 Kings 6, a larger Priestly-like section, along the lines of the rewritten Joshua scrolls from Qumran (4Q379; 4Q522), was inserted. These quasi-Priestly revisions in 1 Kings 6–8 were intended to fuse the account of the building of the Temple with pentateuchal traditions, making the Solomonic Temple a direct continuation of the Priestly Tabernacle.
|Title of host publication||The Textual History of the Bible from the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Biblical Manuscripts of the Vienna Papyrus Collection|
|Subtitle of host publication||Proceedings of the Fifteenth International Symposium of the Orion Center for the Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls and Associated Literature, Cosponsored by the University of Vienna Institute for Jewish Studies and the Schechter Institute of Jewish Studies|
|Editors||Ruth A. Clements, Russell Fuller, Armin Lange, Paul D. Mandel|
|Place of Publication||Leiden, The Netherlands|
|Number of pages||22|
|State||Published - 2023|
|Name||Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah|