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Pesher Interpretation—Prophecy Read Anew

Lecture no. 9 from the course: The Dead Sea Scrolls

Pesher Interpretation—Prophecy Read Anew

Taught by Professor Gary A. Rendsburg | 28 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Philosophy & Religion Courses

Look at a scroll known as the Pesher Habakkuk, the most prominent representative of an interpretive method whereby the true message of a biblical book is read as speaking to present-day conditions, as opposed to the original setting centuries earlier.


September 24, 2016
I considered the idea that for the Qumron sect, the Wicked Priest is Ha Satan, and the Teacher of Righteousness is the Holy Spirit, which gives the pesher a whole different understanding.