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Date: 250-150 B.C.
Location: Qumran Cave 4
Contents: Deuteronomy 23:25-24:8 (Hebrew 23:26-24:8)
25 When you come into your neighbor’s standing grain, then you may pluck the ears with your hand; but you shall not move a sickle to your neighbor’s standing grain.
1 When a man takes a
wife and marries her, then it shall be, if she finds no favor in his eyes,
because he has found some unseemly thing in her, that he shall write
her a certificate of divorce, and put it in her hand, and send her out of his house. 2
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