Messianic Anthology  [4QTest (4Q175)]

Reference title from Latin: Testimonia

Brief collection of proof-texts found in cave 4 at Qumran, regarding

  • a Prophet like Moses (Deut 5:28-29, 18:18-19), 

  • Balaam's oracle predicting a star & scepter -- i.e., royal Messiah -- rising in Israel (Num 24:15-17), 

  • the commissioning of Levi -- i.e., priestly Messiah (Deut 33:8-11) & 

  • interpretation of the curse in Josh 6:26 as reference to 2 violent brothers who rebuilt Jerusalem's fortifications, thereby committing an "abomination" & "blasphemy."

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Other important Dead Sea Scrolls

Perspective on the World of Jesus

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