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Date: 50-25 B.C.
Location: Qumran Cave 4
Contents: Judges 6:2-6, 11-13
2 The hand of Midian
prevailed against Israel; and because of Midian the children of Israel made
themselves the dens which are in the mountains, and the caves, and the
strongholds. 3 So it was, when Israel had sown,
that the Midianites, the Amalekites, and the children of the east
angel came, and sat under the oak which was in Ophrah, that belonged to
Joash the father of the Ezrites
said to him, “Oh,
my lord, if
 There is a one letter difference between “the Abiezrite” and “the father of the Ezrites”
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