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Florilegium
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Also known as The Eschatological Midrashim. These names are given to a set of 27 Hebrew fragments discovered in Qumran Cave 4 and known as 4Q174 among the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Florilegium contains texts from 2 Samuel, Psalms, and Deuteronomy, along with interpretations of those texts; as an interpretive text Florilegium is classified as a nonbiblical text.“Florilegium” is Latin for “gathering of flowers.” The literary term “florilegium” corresponds to the Greek term “anthology” and refers to a collection of excerpts from previous writings. Such collections are sometimes called a “catena” (“chain”) of texts when applied in relation to the Bible or the writings of the church fathers (see, for example, Heb 1:3–13).
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The Lexham Bible Dictionary
Florilegium
Florilegium Also known as The Eschatological Midrashim. These names are given to a set of 27 Hebrew fragments discovered in Qumran Cave 4 and known as 4Q174 among the Dead Sea Scrolls. The Florilegium contains texts from 2 Samuel, Psalms, and Deuteronomy, along with interpretations of those texts; as
The Anchor Yale Bible Dictionary
Florilegium
FLORILEGIUM (4QFlor). This set of 27 fragments from Qumran Cave 4 was discovered in 1952 and purchased for the Palestine Archaeology (Rockefeller) Museum. Preliminary editions of the fragments were published by J. M. Allegro (1956: 176–77; 1958: 350–54) before they were fully presented by him labeled
Dictionary of New Testament Background
Florilegium
FLORILEGIUM (4Q174)Twenty-six fragments from Qumran’s Cave 4 have been identified as probably belonging to a manuscript that has become widely known as 4QFlorilegium (4Q174). Florilegium is the Latin term that corresponds with the Greek “anthology.” Commonly florilegia are collections of quotations
The Oxford Dictionary of the Christian Church
florilegium
florilegium (Lat. flos, ‘a flower’, and lego, ‘I gather’, by extension ‘I read’). A collection of selected passages from the writings of previous authors. Special interest attaches to the Greek *patristic florilegia. Besides those composed of excerpts from commentaries on the Bible and known as *catenae,
The Zondervan Encyclopedia of the Bible, Volume 2, D–G
Florilegium
Florilegium flor’uh-leej’ee-uhm. This Latin term, meaning “flower-culling,” is used to name a fragmentary Qumran document (4QFlor or 4Q174) that consists of quotations gathered from various biblical books, followed by short interpretative comments. Although brief, this document is an important example