Dead Sea Scrolls / 4Q174
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Date: 160 B.C.E. - 60 B.C.E.
Description: This collection of texts assembled from 2 Samuel and the Psalter, and combined with other scriptural passages, serves to present the sectarian doctrine identifying the Community with the Temple, and to announce the coming of the two Messiahs, the ‘Branch of David’ and the ‘Interpreter of the Law’. Originating from Cave 4 and known also as ‘Florilegium’, it probably belongs to the late first century BCE.
Vermes, Geza The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, Penguin Books 2004