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War Rule Fragment, 1st century CE

Serekh ha-Milhamah


This six-line fragment was written in a Herodian script of the first half of the first century CE.

1. ]Isaiah the prophet- [The thickets of the forest] will be cut [down

2. with an axe and Lebanon by a majestic one will f]all. And there shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse [

3. ] the Branch of David and they will enter into judgement with [

4. ] and the Prince of the Congregation, the Bran[ch of David] will kill him [

5. by stroke]s and by wounds. And a Priest [of renown (?)] will command [

6. the s]lai[n] of the Kitti[m]

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