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Date: 75-50 B.C.
Location: Qumran Cave 4
Contents: Deuteronomy 6:4-11, 18
4 Hear, Israel: Yahweh
is our God. Yahweh is one. 5 You
shall love Yahweh your God with all
your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. 6 These
I command you today, shall be on your heart; 7 and you shall teach them diligently to your children,
and shall talk of them when you sit in your house,
18 You shall do that which is right and good in Yahweh’s sight; that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which Yahweh swore to your fathers,
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