1QSa 2

Community Rule
Dead Sea Scrolls

And no man smitten with any human uncleanness shall enter the assembly of God; no man smitten with any of them shall be confirmed in his office in the congregation. No man smitten in his flesh, or paralysed in his feet or hands, or lame, or blind, or deaf, or dumb, or smitten in his flesh with a visible blemish; no old and tottery man unable to stay still in the midst of the congregation; none of these shall come to hold office among the congregation of the men of renown, for the Angels of Holiness are [with] their [congregation]. Should [one] of them have something to say to the Council of Holiness, let [him] be questioned privately; but let him not enter among [the congregation] for he is smitten.

1 Corinthians 11:10

New Testament

6 For if a woman will not cover her head, she should cut off her hair. But if it is disgraceful for a woman to have her hair cut off or her head shaved, she should cover her head. 7 For a man should not have his head covered, since he is the image and glory of God. But the woman is the glory of the man. 8 For man did not come from woman, but woman from man. 9 Neither was man created for the sake of woman, but woman for man. 10 For this reason a woman should have a symbol of authority on her head, because of the angels. 11 In any case, in the Lord woman is not independent of man, nor is man independent of woman.

 Notes and References

"... In terms of form, these texts provide a list, inspired by Leviticus 21:18-23, of categories of men who are not allowed to participate in the community, whether it be in the eschatological war (as in the War Rule) or the worshiping, eschatological assembly (as in the Rule of the Congregation Damascus Document and Florilegium). Of particular interest, notes Fitzmyer, is the explanatory formula 'for the angels of holiness shall be with' of which the construction διά plus the accusative τους αγγέλους in 1 Corinthians 11:10 is reminiscent. Taken together, the texts strengthen the view that the presence of angels was considered to have significant ramifications for the observance of purity regulations in the Qumran community ..."

Fitzmyer, Joseph A. A Feature of Qumrân Angelology and the Angels of I Cor. XI. 10 (pp. 48-58) New Testament Studies, 1957

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