Tongues of Fire

The Dead Sea Scrolls: The Dead Sea Scrolls: Tongues of Fire

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Tongues of Fire 1Q29, 4Q376 1Q29 F.1

(…) (…) the stone, just as the LORD commanded ….) and your Urim. And it (the cloud?) shall come forth with him, with the tongues of fire. The left-hand stone which is on its left side shall be uncovered before the whole congregation until the priest finishes speaking and after the cloud has been lifted … And you shall keep (…) the prophet has spoken to you (…) (…) who counsels rebellion (…) (…) the LORD your God (…)

F.2

(…) (… the) right-hand stone when the priest comes out (…) three tongues of fire from the right-hand stone (…) (from …) (…) and after he goes up he shall draw near to the people(…)

F.3-4

(…) (…the LORD) your God (…) (…Blessed is the God of Israel) (…) (…) among them all. Your name (…) (…and an) abundance of strength, honored (and awesome…) (…)

F.5-7

(…) these words, according to all (…) (… and then) the priests shall interpret His will , all (…) (…) the congregation (…) (… O Children of Israel, keep all of these words) (…) (… to do) all (…) the number of commandments (…) (…) their (…) 4Q376

F.1 Col.1

(…) the anointed priest upon whose head has been poured the anointing oil … and he shall offer a bull of the herd and a ram(…) for the Urim.

Col.2

and your Urim. And it (the cloud?) shall come forth with him, with tongues of fire. The left-hand stone which is upon its left side shall be uncovered before the whole congregation until the priests finishes speaking. And after the cloud has been lifted (…) And you shall keep (…) and the prophet has spoken to you.

Col.3

according to this entire commandment. And if the Leader of the whole nation is in the camp or (if …) his enemy and Israel with him, or if they march on a city to throw up a siege against it, or in respect to any matter which (…) to the Leader (…) the field is far (…)

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