November 27th, 2012
It may’ve taken a while, but I’ve finally got through the transcription and comparison of the manuscript named 4Q51 Samuela (4QSama) with regards to its text of 2 Samuel, as well as the two smaller manuscripts 4Q53 Samuelc (4QSamc) and 1Q7 Samuel (1QSam). As all three manuscript contain text from 1 Samuel and 2 Samuel, I’ve also completed full manuscript transcriptions of them all.
This therefore concludes the transcription of all manuscripts containing the books of 1 & 2 Samuel, which have been collected into a handy, all-in-one downloadable RAR file available from the Downloads Page.
This also means I only have manuscripts from 16 Scriptural books from the Dead Sea Scrolls left to do!
…they do however happen to be the largest books with the largest amounts of manuscripts for each book left, not to mention the fact that I’ll also be providing transcriptions for the other books from the Dead Sea Scrolls that didn’t make it into the major “Bible Canon” (namely Enoch, Jubilees, Tobit, and Ben Sirach).
Oh well 🙂
2 Samuel Only
1Q7 2 Samuel | 4Q51 2 Samuela (4QSama) | 4Q53 2 Samuelc (4QSamc)
1Q7 Samuel (1QSam) – Full | 4Q51 Samuelc (4QSamc) | 4Q53 Samuelc (4QSamc) All Samuel Manuscripts RAR
Edit: For all the above, please refer to the Downloads Page