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Aramaic “Messianic” Text
Excerpt from the Lexham Bible Dictionary, the most advanced Bible dictionary.
Also known as 4Q534, “4QMess ar,” the “Aramaic ‘Messianic’ Text,” the “Birth of Noah,” and “The Elect of God Text.” A nonbiblical text found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (ca. 250 bcad 50) that mentions an unnamed figure who is the “chosen of God.” In light of this text’s biblical parallels, it is often classified as parabiblical or rewritten Bible.
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Elect of God Text, Aramaic
Elect of God Text, Aramaic Also known as 4Q534, “4QMess ar,” the “Aramaic ‘Messianic’ Text,” the “Birth of Noah,” and “The Elect of God Text.” A nonbiblical text found among the Dead Sea Scrolls (ca. 250 bcad 50) that mentions an unnamed figure who is the “chosen of God.” In light of this text’s biblical
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Aramaic “Messianic” Text
ARAMAIC “MESSIANIC” TEXT (4QMess ar). The siglum “4QMess ar” refers to ten little fragments in Aramaic found in cave 4 at Qumran. The fragments are written on soft leather, and the maximum dimensions of the whole are 20 × 38 cm. The script dates between 30 b.c. and a.d. 20. Their first editor, Jean Starcky