Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: v. XII: Genesis to Numbers (Hardback)
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Short Description for Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: v. XII This volume inaugurates the publication of the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls in the Jewish script from Qumran Cave 4. It contains 26 Hebrew manuscripts of the Bible from Genesis to Numbers, antedating previous texts by 1,000 years.
- Published: 11 May 1995
- Format: Hardback 288 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198263654 ISBN 10: 0198263651
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Full description for Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: v. XII
This volume inaugurates the publication of the series of biblical Dead Sea Scrolls written in the Jewish (or 'square') script that were discovered in Cave 4 at Qumran. It contains twenty-six manuscripts of the books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, and Numbers. These Hebrew texts antedate by a millenium what had previously been considered the earliest surviving biblical manuscripts in the original language. They document a pluriformity acceptable in the ancient biblical textual tradition that formed the basis for the Samaritan Pentateuch and helps to illumine the historical and theological relationship between the Jews and the Samaritans. Superior textual variants from these manuscripts have been adopted in recent revised translations of the Bible.