Temple Scroll

The Temple Scroll is one of the longest of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Among the discoveries at Qumran it is designated: 11QTemple Scrolla(11Q19). It describes a Jewish temple which has never been built along with extensive detailed regulations about sacrifices and temple practices. The document is written in the form of a revelation from God to Moses, thereby with the intended meaning that this is the more appropriate temple which was revealed to Moses, and that Moses' instructions were either forgotten or ignored when Solomon built the First Temple (Temple in Jerusalem). In other words, in the mind of the Scroll writer, "Solomon should actually have built the First Temple as it is described here in the Temple Scroll".


Read more about Temple Scroll:  Introduction, An Idealized Temple, Festivals in The Temple Scroll, Familiarity With Torah and Second Temple Sacrificial Regulations and Practices

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Temple Scroll - Familiarity With Torah and Second Temple Sacrificial Regulations and Practices
... The Temple Scroll reveals a rather detailed awareness of temple sacrifices right down to precise details about animals and the sacrificial practice ... of this precision is Column 15, beginning at verse 5 The Temple Scroll has many similar passages ... This particular passage is about the annual consecration of temple priests and is derived from Leviticus 816 and Exodus 291-18 ...
Tanakh At Qumran - Scrolls and Fragments - Cave 11
... The Temple Scroll, so called because more than half of it pertains to the construction of the Temple of Jerusalem, was found in Cave 11, and is by far the longest scroll ... The Temple Scroll was regarded by Yigael Yadin as "The Torah According to the Essenes" ... On the other hand, Hartmut Stegemann, a contemporary and friend of Yadin, believed the scroll was not to be regarded as such, but was a document without exceptional ...

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