Prayer For King Jonathan

Translation below
This manuscript measures approx. 4" X 7"


English Translation of Prayer For King Jonathan (Tefillah li-Shlomo shel Yonatan ha-Melekh) 4Q448 Courtesy of the Israel Antiquities Authority (2)

(Column A is at lower right, Column B is at upper left, Column C is at lower left)

Column A

1. Praise the Lord, a Psalm [of
2. You loved as a fa[ther(?)
3. you ruled over [
4. vacat [
5. and your foes were afraid (or: will fear) [
6. ...the heaven [
7. and to the depths of the sea [
8. and upon those who glorify him [
9. the humble from the hand of adversaries [
10. Zion for his habitation, ch[ooses

Column B
1. holy city
2. for king Jonathan
3. and all the
congregation
of your people
4. Israel
5. who are in the four
6. winds of heaven
7. peace be (for) all
8. and upon your kingdom
9. your name be blessed

Column C
1. because you love Isr[ael
2. in the day and until evening [
3. to approach, to be [
4. Remember them for blessing [
5. on your name, which is called [
6. kingdom to be blessed [
7. ]for the day of war [
8. to King Jonathan [

Transcription and translation by E. Eshel, H. Eshel, and A. Yardeni