11QMelchizedek (11Q13)

Col. 1[ab]out [which] Moses [said:] “Indeed, i[t is a jubilee. It will be] holy [for you.”] Lev 25:12Col 2

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2 [       ] And as for what he said, “In [this] year of the jubilee [each of you will return to his property” Lev 25:13 concerning it is said “Now this is]

3 [the ma]nner [of the release:] Let every creditor remit what he has lent [his neighbor. He shall nor press his neighbor or his brother for repayment, for] Go[d’s] release [has been proclaimed” Deut 15:2]

4 [Its interpretation for the e]nd of days concerns the captives about whom [he said “To proclaim freedom to the captives” Isa 61:1] Its interpretation is that he]

5 will assign them to the sons of heaven and the lot of Melchizedek, f[or he will cast] their lot amid the por[tions of Melchize]dek,

6 who will make them return and will proclaim freedom to them, to free them from the [debt] of all their iniquities. And thus will this thing happen

7 in the first week of the jubilee that occurs after the ninth jubilee. Now the d[ay of atone]ment i[s the en]d of the tenth [ju]bilee,

8 when atonement (will be made) for all the sons of [light? and] for the m[e]n of the lot Mel[chi]zedek [] pt…wm about who[m] ht[      ] l [      ] them.

9 Indeed, it is the time of the year of grace of Melchiz[edek]. And he will by his strength raise up the holy ones of God to execute judgment as it has been written

10 concerning him in the songs of David, as it says, “Elohim [st]ands in the assemby [of el,] in the midst of elohim he judges.” Ps 82:1And concerning it he sa[id,] “Above it,

11 to the heights, return. el will judge the nations.” Ps 7:8-9 And as for what he sa[id, “How long will you] judge unjustly and show impartiality to the wicked. selah.” Ps 82:2

12 Its interpretation concerns Belial and the spirits of his lot wh[ ]..in their turning away from the commandments of el to [act wickedly?]

13 And Melchizedek will exact the vengeances of the judgments of el [         ] of Belial and the hand of all [      ]w

14 And his helpers will be all the elim [of…      ] H[e] ‘[            ] all the sons of el and hp[      ]h

15…this…This is the day [of peace? about w]hich [God] spoke [through the mouth of Isa[iah the prophet who said “[How] beautiful

16 on (the) mountains are the feet of the messen[ger who pro]claims peace, the messen[ger of good who proclaims salvati[on, saying to Zion, ‘Your God [reigns.'”] (Isa 52:7)

17 Its interpretation: The mount[ai]ns are [the words?] of the prophet[s], those w[ho    ] proph[esied] to all [      ]

18 And the messenger i[s the one an]ointed of the spir[it about] whom Dan[iel] said: [“Until an anointed, a prince, (there will be) seven weeks.” Dan 9:5 And the messenger]

19 of good who proclai[ms salvation,] he is the one about whom it is w[ritte]n, when [it says…]

20 “to comfo[rt those who mourn…] Isa 61:2-3 to [in]struct them in all the ages of the wo[rld]

21 in truth l [               ] h [         ]

22 [       ] h will turn away from Belial and t[       ]

23 [             ] by the judgments of el, as it has been written about him, [“Saying to Zi]on, ‘Your God reigns'” (Isa 52:7). Z[i]on i[s]

24 [         ] those who uphold the covenant, those who turn aside from walking in the ways of the people. But “Your el[o]him”

25 [is Melchizedek, who will save? them from] the hand of Belial. And as for that which he has said, “You will blow the [signal-ho]rn in the [seventh] m[onth] Lev 25:9

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Joel L. Watts
Joel L. Watts holds a Masters of Arts from United Theological Seminary with a focus in literary and rhetorical criticism of the New Testament. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of the Free State, analyzing Paul’s model of atonement in Galatians. He is the author of Mimetic Criticism of the Gospel of Mark: Introduction and Commentary (Wipf and Stock, 2013), a co-editor and contributor to From Fear to Faith: Stories of Hitting Spiritual Walls (Energion, 2013), and Praying in God's Theater, Meditations on the Book of Revelation (Wipf and Stock, 2014).

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