The Thanksgiving Hymns, Nickelsburg 132-137 found at Qumran Cave 1, has 28 columns 25 with ?I thanks to you? or ?blesse d are you, o lord? Hebrew of the primary thanksgiving formula called ?Hodayot? two major types Hymns of the teachers 7 hymns speaker of saving knowledge who is persecuted by enemies but delivered by god possibly is the Teacher of the Righteousness A. 1QH 10 (2) : 1-19 first person the ?righteous chosen? are the true people of god and are the author ' s followers eschatological rallying point for them about god ' s mysteries divine healing opponents are deceivers, interpreters of error, and interpreters of smooth things THANKS GOD FOR DELIVERENCE B. 1QH 10 (2): 31-37 because he has served the lord, opponents have plotted to kill him 1QH 12 (4) : 5- 13 (5): 4 gives thanks to lord for enlightenment persecution in the form of banishment when group sins with respect to the observance of their sectarian holy days god ' s judgment will be the final words 1 QH 13 (5) : 20- 15 (7): 5 gives thanks for god ' s presence biblical cliches don ' t know the actual events of persecution true city of god is the heavenly fortress of Jerusalem E. 1QH 15 (7) : 6-24 god thanked for giving speaker strength to face troubles connected with his office security with god people either saved or damned according to how they have responded to the teachings references to judgment and time when he will be exalted in glory F. Summary speaker is the recipient of divine truths surrounding the correct unders tanding of the torah; passes these truths on to the rest of his community confident about god ' s support and the coming of judgment in which he will be exalted and his enemies will be condemned for their opposition to him Hymns of the Community speak of the sectarian ' s place in the community A. 1QH 11(3) : 19-23 author praises lord who has rescued him he has been created anew from the dust of him humanity, cleansed from sin, and brought into fellowship with the angels has been delivered from the snares of hell eschatological salvation blessings of the eschaton full consummation of salvation belongs in the future B. 1 QH 19 (11) : 3-14 thanks about the receipt of salvation he is now holy to the lord eschaton: resurrection from the dead Summary community is in the arena of salvation outside is the realm of death divine salvation is recreation of you from the dust emphasizes that this salvation belongs to members of the community
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