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Title: Malky-sedeq, 'unto', profeta-araldo, sacerdote e re nel giubileo escatologico (11QMelch II,2-14)
Author(s): CAVICCHIA, Alessandro
Volume: 91 Issue: 4 Date: 2010
This article is about the problematic identity of Malky-sedeq, in relation to his 'adherents' (גורל מלכי צדק) and YHWH. The method adopted analyzes the 11QMelch text, considered one of the most important Qumran MSS that mentions the figure of an 'anointed' person, the biblical passages cited in the same MS and a few other MSS from Qumran. In the eschatological jubilee Malky-sedeq, 'anointed' by a divine decree, performs the duties of a prophet-herald, a priest and a king for the benefit of his 'adherents' (גורל), and proclaims freedom through the expiation of sins and the defeat of the 'adherents of Belial' (גורל בליעל).