Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: v. XV: The Prophets (Hardback)
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Short Description for Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: v. XV This scholarly edition continues the publication of the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls from Qumran Cave 4. It contains 33 manuscripts of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, and the Minor Prophets, antedating previous Hebrew texts by a millennium.
- Published: 13 November 1997
- Format: Hardback 344 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780198269373 ISBN 10: 0198269374
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This volume continues the publication of the series of biblical Dead Sea Scrolls that were discovered in Cave 4 at Qumran. It contains thirty-three manuscripts of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve Minor Prophets. These texts antedate by a millennium those that had previously held the title of the earliest surviving Hebrew biblical manuscripts. They document a pluriformity acceptable in the ancient biblical textual tradition before the text became standardized later in the Christian and Rabbinic period. The book of Isaiah was one of the most widely copied books at Qumran. 4QJerb displays the earlier edition of Jeremiah from which the Septuagint was translated, in contrast to the later edition in the Massoretic tradition. Superior textual variants from these manuscripts have been adopted in recent revised translations of the Bible.