Writing Prayers: apotropaic languages at Dead Sea Scrolls


  • Tupá Guerra Universidade de Brasília




Dead Sea Scrolls, Prayers, Apotropaic, Second Temple


The problem of how to protect yourself from harm is a recurrent theme in many historical periods and societies. Jewish apotropaic texts, particularly in the Second Temple period, bring a variety of languages associated with protection. This article delineates the different apotropaic languages described in the Dead Sea Scrolls, focusing on the use of writing as a way of recording and preserving prayers.


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How to Cite

Guerra, T. (2022). Writing Prayers: apotropaic languages at Dead Sea Scrolls. Revista Archai, (32), e03221. https://doi.org/10.14195/1984-249X_32_21