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Dead Sea Scrolls – The Great Isaiah Scroll

May 8th, 2013

Quite probably the most famous Dead Sea Scroll of them all – The Great Isaiah Scroll – has now been transcribed and compared with the Masoretic text of the Lenningrad/Aleppo Codices, and uploaded onto TWTY.

Out of the 1291 verses that comprise the Book of Isaiah (Yasha’Yahu) in the Hebrew (English versions usually have 1292 verses), only 77 of the verses have not changed between The Great Isaiah Scroll and those found in the Lenningrad/Aleppo Codices that the Masoretes produced in the 11th-12th Centuries. That means that less than 6% of the verses have not changed.

If you think the Masoretes accurately copied their Hebrew texts letter by letter and word for word – think again 🙂

The Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa)

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Update! Job & Song of Songs

January 27th, 2013

Okay – these are the last batch of the “small” Tanakh book Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions before tackling the much larger books.

Among the Dead Sea Scrolls, there are four manuscripts for the books of Job and Song of Songs – with Song of Songs (a.k.a Canticles) being quite well preserved, but only several words of several verses from 10 of the 42 chapters of Job being preserved for over 2000 years.

The most interesting manuscript is the one named 4Q101 paleoJobc, which, as its name suggests, is written in Paleo Hebrew, not the Phoenician “square” Hebrew script.

As usual, find all Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions on the TWTY Downloads page 🙂

Job
2Q15 Job (2QJob) | 4Q99 Joba (4QJoba) | 4Q100 Jobb (4QJobb) | 4Q101 paleoJobc (4QpaleoJobc)

Song of Songs (Canticles)
4Q106 Canticlesa (4Q Canticlesa) | 4Q107 Canticlesb (4Q Canticlesb) | 4Q108 Canticlesc (4Q Canticlesc) | 6Q6 Canticles (6Q Canticles)

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Update – Four Complete Books

January 4th, 2013

Yes, it’s Dead Sea Scrolls update time again.

TWTY has got four books completed for you this time: Daniel, Ecclesiastes/Qohelet, Ezra, and Lamentations!

This therefore leaves just one of the “smaller” books left to do (Song of Songs, which also happens to be quite well preserved), before TWTY starts tackling the much, much larger Prophetic books, as well as the “Poetic” books of the Psalms and Job, culminating in the Five books of Moses/the Torah.

I do actually plan on finishing the Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions this year, so I’d better start cracking on with them, once this is posted! 🙂

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Daniel
1Q71 Daniela (1QDana) | 1Q72 Danielb (1QDanb) | 4Q112 Daniela (4QDana) | 4Q113 Danielb (4QDanb) | 4Q114 Danielc (4QDanc) | 4Q115 Danield (4QDand) | 4Q116 Daniele (4QDane) | 6Q7 papDaniel (6QpapDan)

Ecclesiastes/Qohelet
4Q109 Ecclesiastesa (4QQoha) | 4Q110 Ecclesiastesb (4QQohb)

Ezra
4Q117 (4QEzra)

Lamentations
3Q3 Lamentations (3QLam) | 4Q111 Lamentations (4QLam) | 5Q6 Lamentationsa (5QLama) | 5Q7 Lamentationsb (5QLamb)

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Update – Joshua and Judges

December 4th, 2012

Group of five Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts for you all today – three of the Book of Judges (1Q6 Judges (1QJudg), 4Q49 Judgesa (4QJudga), & 4Q50 Judgesb (4QJudgb)); and the only two scrolls containing text from the Book of Joshua (4Q47 Joshuaa (4QJosha) & 4Q48 Joshuab (4QJoshb)).

There are some very interesting things contained in the two, fragmentary scrolls of the Book of Joshua. I’ll let you discover for yourselves to what I refer 🙂

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Judges
1Q6 Judges (1QJudg) | 4Q49 Judgesa (4QJudga) | 4Q50 Judgesb (4QJudgb)

Joshua
4Q47 Joshuaa (4QJosha) | 4Q48 Joshuab (4QJoshb)

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Dead Sea Scrolls Update – 2 Samuel & Full Manuscripts

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 🙂

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2 Samuel Only

1Q7 2 Samuel | 4Q51 2 Samuela (4QSama) | 4Q53 2 Samuelc (4QSamc)

Full Manuscripts

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

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TWTY Update – Dead Sea Scrolls

June 5th, 2012

It’s been quite a while since I’ve posted an update to TWTY. There are a few reasons for this:

1) I moved into my own house *yay* – means I’ve had to spend time moving, sorting stuff out, and basically, spending a whole load of money I don’t particularly have on furniture, as well as household bills

2) I started a new, full-time job*yay* – this means I’ve been busy with work, not only at our office, but also at home too.

Both 1) & 2) lead to *nay* – meaning I’ve not had as much time I have had over the last couple of years to do stuff when I want to do them.

Never fear though – I’m not one to take a long break, and I’ve been continuing most of my projects here on TWTY. This first update this month is some more Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions (woo), comprising the books of 1 & 2 Kings, 2 Chronicles (no manuscript of 1 Chronicles was found among the DSS), and proverbs. They are the following:

6Q4papKings – Containing the Books of 1 & 2 Kings (fragmentary condition)
4Q188 Chronicles – Containing the Book of 2 Chronicles (1 Chronicles not being extant on any manuscript found among the Dead Sea Scrolls)
4Q102Prova – Containing Chapters from the Book of Proverbs (fragmentary condition)
4Q103Provb – Containing Chapters from the Book of Proverbs (fragmentary condition)

As usual, these are all available from the Downloads Page, which also has a link to it to the right 🙂

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Dead Sea Scrolls – Complete Hosea Text

September 28th, 2011

A little treat before the Feast of Trumpets (Also known as Taruw’ah): Complete transcriptions of all the manuscripts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls containing text from the book of Hosea.

This also means that all the manuscripts containing text from the Twelve Minor Prophets have been completely transcribed and uploaded onto the website, and so I’ve compiled them all into their respective manuscripts and names 🙂

Furthermore, due to the large collection of free PDF’s for download on the website, I’ve also created a new page that just contains links to all the available downloads on TWTY. Check it out here. It’s also available via the link on the sidebar to the right.

This will the last update with Dead Sea Scroll transcriptions for a while. Got a few other things on my to-do list that need doing 🙂

4Q78c (4QXIIc) Hosea Text | 4Q79d (4QXIId) Hosea Text | 4Q82g (4QXIIg) Hosea Text

Complete Manuscript Transcripts
4Q76a (4QXIIa) Minor Prophets – Full Text | 4Q77b (4QXIIb) Minor Prophets – Full Text | 4Q78c (4QXIIc) Minor Prophets – Full Text | 4Q79d (4QXIId) Minor Prophets – Full Text | 4Q80e (4QXIIe) Minor Prophets – Full Text | 4Q81f (4QXIIf) Minor Prophets – Full Text | 4Q82g (4QXIIg) Minor Prophets – Full Text | Wadi Murabba’at (MurXII) Minor Prophets – Full Text | Nahal Hever Greek Minor Prophets (8HevXIIgr) Scroll – Full Text

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Dead Sea Scrolls – Complete Amos & Malachi Texts

September 20th, 2011

Dead Sea Scrolls update time again. The short book of Malachi (3 Chapters) is contained in two Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscripts – 4Q76a (4QXIIa) and 4Q78c (4QXIIc), although neither of these two manuscripts contain any text from Chapter 1 (4Q78c (4QXIIc) actually only has chapter 3 verses 6 & 7 extant, and then in fragmentary form!).

Amos however, containing 9 chapters, is a bit more complete among the Dead Sea Scrolls being contained in four manuscripts: 4Q78c (4QXIIc), 4Q82g (4QXIIg), 5Q4Amos (5QAmos) and Wadi Murabba’at (MurXII). These four manuscripts contain text from all of the 9 chapters, although not every word is extant. Nevertheless, Amos does come down to us from these 2000+ year old scrolls in a near-complete form 🙂

4Q76a/4QXIIa Malachi | 4Q78c/4QXIIc Malachi

4Q78c/4QXIIc Amos | 4Q82g/4QXIIg Amos | 5Q4Amos/5QAmos Amos | Wadi Murabba’at/MurXII Amos

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Dead Sea Scrolls – Complete Obadiah & Joel Text

September 10th, 2011

More Dead Sea Scrolls Transcriptions time. Obadiah is contained in the Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts named 4Q82g (4QXIIg) and Wadi Murabba’at (MurXII), and Joel is contained in the Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts named 4Q78c (4QXIIc); 4Q82g (4QXIIg); and Wadi Murabba’at (MurXII).

Wadi Murabba’at/MurXII Obadiah | 4Q82g (4QXIIg) Obadiah

Wadi Murabba’at/MurXII Joel | 4Q78c (4QXIIc) Joel | 4Q82g (4QXIIg) Joel

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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Dead Sea Scrolls – Complete Zechariah Text

August 30th, 2011

I’ve just finished uploading transcriptions of the 5 manuscripts that contain text from the book of Zechariah among the Dead Sea Scrolls: Wadi Murabba’at; 4Q76a (4QXIIa); 4Q80e(4QXIIe); 4Q82g (4QXIIg); and Nahal Hever Greek Minor Prophets Scroll (8HevXIIgr).

As it happens, this therefore means that I’ve transcribed the whole of the Nahal Hever Greek Minor Prophets Scroll (8HevXIIgr), and so I have combined all of the transcriptions into one volume of the Nahal Hever Greek Minor Prophets Scroll (8HevXIIgr) in PDF form. Previous to the free transcription now available on TWTY, peoples only access to such a complete transcription would be if they bought the $175+ book Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Volume VIII. The Greek Minor Prophets Scroll from Nahal Hever (8HevXIIgr), which is, as far as I’m concerned, far too expensive of a book to get.

Well, now people have it for free 🙂

Wadi Murabba’at/MurXII | Nahal Hever Greek Minor Prophets/8HevXIIgr | 4Q76a/4QXIIa | 4Q80e/4QXIIe | 4Q82g/4QXIIg

Full Nahal Hever Greek Minor Prophets (8HevXIIgr) Transcription |
ZIP file containing All PDF’s regarding the Nahal Hever Greek Minor Prophets Scroll (8HevXIIgr)

Edit: For the above, please refer to the Downloads Page.

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