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Title: Some Notes on the Aramaic Manuscripts from Qumran and Late Mesopotamian Culture
Author(s): DRAWNEL, Henryk
Journal: Revue de Qumran
Volume: 26    Issue: 2   Date: numéro 102, 2013   
Pages: 145-167
DOI: 10.2143/RQ.26.2.3203289

Abstract :
The present study summarizes the results of several years of research into the relationship between Late Babylonian cuneiform culture and Jewish Aramaic literature. The overview of that relationship indicates that the Jewish writers did not hesitate to adopt and adapt into the structure of Jewish religion some religious, literary, and scientific patterns that enriched the Judaism of the Second Temple period with new religious perspectives. One has to assume that the contact between the Jewish religion and Mesopotamian culture detectable in Jewish Aramaic literature took place in Mesopotamia, not in Israel.

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