n HTS : Theological Studies - Crucifixion at Qumran : original research
|Article Title||Crucifixion at Qumran : original research|
|Journal||HTS : Theological Studies|
|Affiliations||1 University of Pretoria|
|Publication Date||Jan 2014|
|Pages||1 - 12|
When the last texts of Qumran cave 4 were published, another text that refers to crucifixion came to the fore, namely 4Q524 14:1-6, part of which is verbatim the same as 11QTa 64:6-13. Both texts add to the Pentateuchal text by giving the reason why persons were hanged. Therefore I will compare these two texts with each other, but also with their Pentateuchal parallels Deuteronomy 21:18-23, 22:1-2 and 22:11. I will attempt to explain the differences against the social text, by studying the crucifixion and/or hanging practices of neighbouring cultures (social text) and by reading these two texts against the fragmented text of 4QpNahum 3-4 I:7-8, which is a Qumran text that deals with execution.
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