Flood calendars and birds of the ark in the Dead Sea Scrolls (4Q252 and 4Q254a), Septuagint and ancient Near East texts

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This essay reassesses the suggestion that the reason the raven is missing from the flood chronology of 4Q252 (Commentary on Genesis A) may be due to scribal error. I expand on the idea that the raven was deliberately excised for calendrical purposes. Furthermore, other deluge traditions concerning the birds of the ark are explored and it is claimed that these can be identified in both 4Q252 and 4Q254a (Commentary on Genesis D)
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationOpening heaven's floodgates
Subtitle of host publicationThe Genesis Flood narrative, its context and reception
EditorsJM Silverman
PublisherGorgias Press
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)978-1-61143-894-9
Publication statusPublished - 21 Jun 2013

Publication series

NameBiblical Intersections

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