Dead Sea Scrolls / 1QpHab

Commentary on Habakkuk

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Summary of 1QpHab

Date: 175 B.C.E. - 100 B.C.E.

Description: This pesher (commentary) describes a leader that the community should follow is called the Teacher of Righteousness, a figure found in some other Dead Sea scrolls. The pesher argues that the Teacher has directly communed with God and received the true meaning of the scriptures. Among the Teacher's opponents were the Wicked Priest and the Man of the Lie. The Wicked Priest is portrayed as a false religious leader who was at one point trusted by the Teacher. Towards the end of the pesher, the Wicked Priest is reported to have been captured and tortured by his enemies.

Wise, Michael O. The Dead Sea Scrolls: A New Translation, Penguin Books 2005

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