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Deuteronomy 21 from Scroll 1Q5 Deuteronomyb
8 Forgive, Yahweh, your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and don’t allow innocent blood among your people Israel.” The blood shall be forgiven them. 9 So you shall put away the innocent blood from among you, when you shall do that which is right in Yahweh’s eyes.
Deuteronomy 21 from Scroll 4Q33 Deuteronomyf
elders of that city
shall bring the heifer down to a valley with running water, which is
neither plowed nor sown, and shall break
the heifer’s neck there in the valley. 5 The priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them Yahweh your God has chosen to minister to him, and to bless in Yahweh’s name;
and according to their word shall
every controversy and every assault
be decided. 6 All the elders of that city, who are nearest to the slain man,
shall wash their hands over the heifer whose neck was broken in the valley.
7 They shall answer and say, “Our hands
have not shed this blood, neither
have our eyes seen it. 8 Forgive, Yahweh, your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and don’t allow innocent
blood among your people Israel.” The blood shall be forgiven them. 9 So you shall put away
10 When you go out to battle against your enemies, and Yahweh your God delivers them into your hands, and you carry them away captive, 11 and see among the captives a beautiful woman, and you have a desire to her, and desire to take her as your wife; 12 then you shall bring her home to your house. She shall shave her head and trim her nails.
Deuteronomy 21 from Scroll 4Q36 Deuteronomyi
23 his body shall not remain all night on the tree, but you shall surely bury him the same day; for he who is hanged is accursed of God; that you don’t defile your land which Yahweh your God gives you for an inheritance.
Deuteronomy 21 from Scroll 4Q38a Deuteronomyk2
16 then it shall be, in the day that he causes his sons to inherit that which he has, that he may not give the son of the beloved the rights of the firstborn before the son of the hated, who is the firstborn;
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