* This paper is presented in honour of John Strugnell, whose contribution in learn- ing and teaching the Dead Sea Scrolls and Second Temple Period Jewish literature is non pareil . 1 M.E. Stone, “The Axis of History at Qumran,” Pseudepigraphic Perspectives: The Apocrypha and Pseudepigrapha in Light of the Dead Sea Scrolls (eds E.G. Chazon and M.E. Stone; STDJ 31; Leiden: Brill, 1999) 136 – 41; “Noah, Texts of,” Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (eds L.H. Schiffman and J. VanderKam; New York: Oxford University © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2006 Dead Sea Discoveries 13, 1 Also available online – www.brill.nl THE BOOK(S) ATTRIBUTED TO NOAH* MICHAEL E. STONE Hebrew University of Jerusalem There has been considerable scholarly debate in recent years over whether a Book of Noah existed or not. This question is of interest not least because if such a Book of Noah did exist, it would be one of the most ancient Jewish works outside the Bible. A Book of Noah is cited by Aramaic Levi Document (ALD) 10:10 and, since ALD is dated to the third century BCE , a source document of ALD must have been even older. Pieces of the puzzle
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