Dead Sea Scrolls

The Lord declares to you that He will build you a House. I will raise up your seed after you. I will establish the throne of his kingdom [for ever]. [I will be] his father and he shall be my son. He is the Branch of David who shall arise with the Interpreter of the Law [to rule] in Zion [at the end] of time. As it is written, I will raise up the tent of David that is fallen. That is to say, the fallen tent of David is he who shall arise to save Israel. Explanation of How blessed is the man who does not walk in the counsel of the wicked. Interpreted, this saying [concerns] those who turn aside from the way [of the people] as it is written in the book of Isaiah the Prophet concerning the last days, It came to pass that [the Lord turned me aside, as with a mighty hand, from walking in the way of ] this people.

Acts 15:16

New Testament

14 Simeon has explained how God first concerned himself to select from among the Gentiles a people for his name. 15 The words of the prophets agree with this, as it is written, 16 ‘After this I will return, and I will rebuild the fallen tent of David; I will rebuild its ruins and restore it, 17 so that the rest of humanity may seek the Lord, namely, all the Gentiles I have called to be my own,’ says the Lord, who makes these things 18 known from long ago.

Search: 4Q174, Acts, 4Q174, Acts 15:16
 Notes and References

"... 4Q174 argues that the “house” that God will establish, referenced in 2 Samuel 7, does not refer (only) to Solomon’s temple but to an eternal eschatological “sanctuary” (שׁדקמ cf. Exod 15:17) that is fulfilled and embodied within the sectarian community itself. This compositional strategy allows 4QFlorilegium to make connections across several more points of scripture. For example, further down in this same fragment, 4Q174 cites and interprets 2 Samuel 7:12 using Amos 9:11, relating the two passages via the word “raise up” (√םוק). The scribe suggests that the prophesied offspring of David that God will “raise up” (2 Sam 7:12) is, in fact, a messianic figure who will “raise up” the tabernacle of David (Amos 9:11) and “save all of Israel” (4Q174 frag. 1 col. i ln. 13). This same association between these two passages is also made in Acts 15:16 ..."

Carlson, Reed A Structure for the End of the World: 4QFlorilegium and the “Latter Days” in Early Jewish Tradition (pp. 246-254) Word & World Volume 40, Number 3, 2020

 User Comments

Do you have questions or comments about these texts? Please submit them here.