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The word צח "Tzach" occurs in Isaiah 18:4 and Jeremiah 4:11, and some have proposed that it is a Canaanite month name, but Jerome does not so translate, neither does the RSV. They thought they found support for this theory in one of the Arad ostraca, but the ostracon has since been re-interpreted. (Jan A. Wagenaar, Origin and Transformation of the ...


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The Qumranites included priests, "Sons of Zadok" among their number, if the Community Rule (1QS) is an accurate reflection of actual practice. I think that they expected that their philosophy would eventually rule in the Temple. The War Scroll (1QM) describes "years of remission" when the war against the "Sons of Darkness" ...


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