Departing from scholarship devoted to the socio-historical realities of priesthood at Qumran, this publication explores photos of otherworldly and messianic/eschatological priesthood within the useless Sea Scrolls as a mirrored image of the spiritual worldview of the Qum

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Aramaic Levi record . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QVisions of Amram ar (Q–) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hebrew Ben Sira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QInstructiond (Q) Frg.  + a . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QApocryphon of Levib? ar (Q). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23 26 36 forty six fifty three fifty six sixty one seventy seven eighty one bankruptcy 3. Otherworldly Priesthood within the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice: Imago Templi and Liturgical Time at Qumran . Prefatory comments . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Provenance of the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice . . . . . . . . . . . . . Otherworldly Priesthood within the Angelic Liturgy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . the connection of Heaven and Earth in SSS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . eighty three eighty three eighty five 87 ninety seven one zero five bankruptcy 4. Otherworldly Priesthood in Sectarian Writings . . . . . . the guideline of Benedictions (QSb). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . QSongs of the Sage (Q–) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Self-Glorification Hymn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107 107 123 132 viii contents QMelchizedek (Q) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146 end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . one hundred sixty five half eschatological priesthood within the lifeless sea scrolls bankruptcy 5. identical to Eschatological Priesthood within the useless Sea Scrolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Methodological matters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Messiah of Aaron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Messiah of Aaron as instructor. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The functionality of Atonement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Martial duties . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . The Eschatological Priesthood of QSa . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priestly management within the Temple Scroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . precis and end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . bankruptcy Six. The ancient Roots of the Eschatological Priesthood Political-Historical Roots: The Shift to Priestly and Scribal Authority . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Religious-Historical Roots: feedback of the Temple and Its Priesthood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sectarian Attitudes towards the Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Priestly mind's eye and the perform of formality Purity at Qumran precis and end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 171 171 176 a hundred and eighty 195 196 202 203 205 209 210 212 236 242 253 bankruptcy Seven. the normal Roots of the Eschatological Priesthood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 257 The Magnetic caliber of Priesthood in moment Temple Literature 258 Levi and Levites within the useless Sea Scrolls . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 278 end . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 293 bankruptcy 8.

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