Date: 160 B.C.E. - 60 B.C.E.
4QInstruction is a text among the Dead Sea Scrolls commonly categorized as wisdom literature. It is authored by a spiritual expert, directed towards a beginner. The author addresses how to deal with business and money issues in a godly manner, public affairs, leadership, marriage, children, and family, and how to live life righteously among secular society. There is some consensus among scholars that it dates to the third century BCE.