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[German Version]

Hodayot, “songs of praise,” a Qumran-Essene (Qumran, Essenes) song collection (2nd half of the 2nd cent. bce), preserved in eight manuscripts (1QHa, 1QHb, 4Q427–432), the most extensive of which Sukenik & Avigad published in 1954 in 18 columns and 66 fragments. Stegemann reconstructed the original order (28 columns, some in a new sequence, inclusion of almost all the fragments), which Puech independently confirmed. Columns 1–12 of Sukenik correspond to IX–XX of Stegemann, 13–16 to V–VIII, 17 to IV, 18 to XXIII and XXI, 19 to XXIV and XXII.

1QHa is Herodian, written …

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Lichtenberger, Hermann, “Hodayot”, in: Religion Past and Present. Consulted online on 08 August 2022 <>
First published online: 2011
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004146662, 2006-2013

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