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Deuteronomy 22 from Scroll 4Q33 Deuteronomyf

12 You shall make yourselves fringes on the four corners of your cloak with which you cover yourself.

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14 accuses her of shameful things, and gives her a bad name, and says, ďI took this woman, and when I came near to her, I didnít find in her the tokens of virginity 15 then the young ladyís father and mother shall take and bring the tokens of the young ladyís virginity to the elders of the city in the gate. 16 The young ladyís father shall tell the elders, ďI gave my daughter to this man as his wife, and he hates her. 17 Behold, he has accused her of shameful things, saying, ĎI didnít find in your daughter the tokens of virginity;í and yet these are the tokens of my daughterís virginity.Ē They shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. 18 The elders of that city shall take the man and chastise him. 19 They shall fine him one hundred shekels of silver, and give them to the father of the young lady, because he has given a bad name to a virgin of Israel. She shall be his wife. He may not put her away all his days.

 

Deuteronomy 22 from Scroll 4Q36 Deuteronomyi

You shall not see your brotherís ox or his sheep go astray, and hide yourself from them. You shall surely bring them again to your brother. If your brother isnít near to you, or if you donít know him, then you shall bring it home to your house, and it shall be with you until your brother comes looking for it, and you shall restore it to him. So you shall do with his donkey. So you shall do with his garment. So you shall do with every lost thing of your brotherís, which he has lost, and you have found. You may not hide yourself. You shall not see your brotherís donkey or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them. You shall surely help him to lift them up again. A woman shall not wear menís clothing, neither shall a man put on womenís clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God. If you come across a birdís nest on the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young. You shall surely let the hen go, but the young you may take for yourself; that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days. When you build a new house, then you shall make a railing around your roof, so that you donít bring blood on your house if anyone falls from there. You shall not sow your vineyard with two kinds of seed, lest all the fruit be defiled, the seed which you have sown, and the increase of the vineyard.

of his house.

 

Deuteronomy 22 from Scroll 4Q45 PaleoDeuteronomyr

So you shall do with his donkey. So you shall do with his garment. So you shall do with every lost thing of your brotherís, which he has lost, and you have found. You may not hide yourself. You shall not see your brotherís donkey or his ox fallen down by the way, and hide yourself from them. You shall surely help him to lift them up again. A woman shall not wear menís clothing, neither shall a man put on womenís clothing; for whoever does these things is an abomination to Yahweh your God. If you come across a birdís nest on the way, in any tree or on the ground, with young ones or eggs, and the hen sitting on the young, or on the eggs, you shall not take the hen with the young.

 

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