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Seely and M. Weinfeld, “436. XX: Poetical and Liturgical Texts, Part 2 (ed. E. G. ; DJD 29; Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1999), 297, 299, unless otherwise noted. ” 26 Text and translation follow Seely and Weinfeld, “4QBarkhi Nafshic,” except where otherwise noted. ) 42 bottom margin ורוח קוד[ש שמתה בלבבי זנות עינים הסירותה ממני ותבט ֯א]ת כול 1 דרכיכה ע[ו֯ רף קשה שלחתה ממני ותשמו ענו̇ה זעף אף הסירותה ]ממני ותשם 2 [ממני ]רוח שקר ֗ ורו֯ ם עינים התנתה ֯ ]לי רוח אר[וך אפים גבה לב 3 [ ולב] נד[ ֯כה נתתה לי י֯ ֯צ]ר ֯ [ ֗ה ]אבדת 4 10 [the heart of stone] you have [re]buked out of me, 27 and have set a pure heart in its 97F place.
D. , University of Cambridge, 2008). 57 G. A. Anderson, Sin: A History (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009). 19 The wide range of the present study is designed to avoid the drawbacks noted above. However, the extensive range of this study has necessitated a preliminary categorization of the texts for organizational reasons, based on an initial survey. The texts have been categorized first according to their broad approach to sin: whether they depict the source of sin as internal and human or external and demonic.
34 Tigchelaar, “Evil Inclination,” 351. 35 See Gen 37:10; Isa 17:13, 54:9; Jer 29:27; Nah 1:4; Zech 3:2; Mal 3:11; Ps 106:9; Ruth 2:16. ) 36 Translation is my own in order to maintain the literal meaning of the verses. 44 And the Lord saw that the evil of humankind was great on the earth, and every inclination (yēṣer) of the thoughts of its heart was only evil throughout the day. ” In these verses the yēṣer is presented in a pessimistic sense, as an aspect of the human that reflects his tendency to sin.
'At the Entrance Sin is Crouching'': The Source of Sin and Its Nature as Portrayed in Second Temple Literature by Miryam T. Brand