The Aramaic Levi Document. This is a medieval copy (10th c. or earlier) of a work found in fragmentary form at Qumran (seven fragments dating probably from 2nd c. BCE, although the work itself may date from a century before that). This piece was the first part of this work to be identified, by H. L. Pass in 1900; subsequently other parts of the same original manuscript have been discovered in Oxford and Manchester. The text contained in this fragment corresponds to Aramaic Levi 1:1-3 and 11:5-13:12 in the Greenfield, Stone and Eshel edition (2004).
Leaf 1: Hebrew discussion of the zodiac signs and the months in which they 'serve' (zodiac chronocrators). Leaf 2: Aramaic list of prognostications from the rain and dew-falls on certain days in Tišri.
Description of disasters, famines and frightful events due to happen in each of the Jewish months, mentioning the Jews and their slavery, the Arabs and their need for food, and the River Nile and its drought.