By M. O. Wise
A examine of 1 of the Qumran texts, interpreting its features and authorship. the writer concludes that the Temple Scroll was once an eschatalogical legislation booklet, composed round one hundred fifty BC by means of `The instructor of Righteousness' and never a fabricated from the Qumran neighborhood.
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On the grounds of content and form criticism, such a judgement appears extremely unlikely. 152. P. Callaway, "Source Criticism of the Temple Scroll: The Purity Laws," RQ 12 (1986): 213-22, has also found Wilson and Wills unsound in their discrimination of this source. See my detailed discussion in chapter 5. 153. For his last published statement on the matter, see Yadin, "The Temple Scroll—The Longest and Most Recently Discovered Dead Sea Scroll," BAR 10 (1984): 32-49. 24 A CRITICAL STUDY OF THE TEMPLE SCROLL FROM QUMRAN CAVE 11 followed Yadin in identifying the TS as sectarian.
7-11. L. Schiffman supports Levine's view in "The Temple Scroll and the Systems of Jewish Law in the Second Temple Period," in Temple Scroll Studies, p. 244. 77. J. Milgrom, "'Sabbath' and 'Temple City' in the Temple Scroll," BASOR 232 (1978): 25-26. 78. M. Sweeney, "Sefirah at Qumran: Aspects of the Counting Formulas for the First-Fruits Festivals in the Temple Scroll," BASOR 251 (1983): 61-66. 79. J. Baumgarten, "The Calendars of the Books of Jubilees and the Temple Scroll," VT 37 (1987): 71-78.
530; T. Elgvin, "The Qumran Covenant Festival and the Temple Scroll," JJS 36 (1985): 103-6; Maier, "Kultfrömmigkeit," p. 34; W. " SRISR 14 (1985): 5; Mink, "The Use of Scripture in the Temple Scroll and the Status of the Scroll as Law," SJOT 1 (1987): 25; Schürer, History, 3:412-13 (written by Vermes); Smith, "Helios," p. 199*; Τον, "Orthography," pp. 31 and 56, and van der Woude, "Een Gedeelte," p. 387. 155. , see W. Tyloch, '"Zwoj swiatynny' najwazniejszy rekopis ζ Qumran i czas jego powstania," [The Temple Scroll: The Most Important Manuscript from Qumran and the Period of its Composition] SR 19 (1984): 27-38; idem, "Le 'Rouleau du Temple' et les Esséniens," RO 41 (1980): 139-43; and idem, "L'importance du 'Rouleau de Temple' pour l'identification de la communauté de Qumran," in Traditions in Contact and Change : Selected Proceedings of the XIVth Congress of the International Association for the History of Religions, ed.