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Sep 25th, 2018

Just a quick update to apologise for the downtime over the past few days.

Unfortunately my webhost had a massive issue Friday, which not only knocked out all the sites that they host, but even their own one.

Don’t worry though. Everything is all back on and working, and from what I can see nothing has gone missing.

I’ll check over the next few days, but all should be good.

Also, I should hopefully have that Blog post I promised back in April (whoops) up very soon.

Watch this space!

Update! New DSS Manuscript + Blog Post

Mar 13th, 2018

To coincide with the release of a previously unreleased Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript (named MurIsa – see the Downloads Page), I have also done a Blog post explaining the transcription process, plus a few other tidbits about the Dead Sea Scrolls.

This is actually my first blog post in over 7 (!) years; I plan on doing quite a few more this year, as there is quite a lot to say about things concerning the Dead Sea Scrolls, Scripture, and anything and everything in between 🙂

Keep an eye out for further Blog posts in the near future 🙂

Update! New Dead Sea Scrolls Page

Mar 5th, 2018

You might be wondering, if you’ve visited this site before, why on earth I’m announcing a ‘new’ Dead Sea Scrolls page, when I’ve already got several.

This one is a little different. It’s not really ‘more’ information on the Dead Sea Scrolls etc., but rather a link to all the images that are transcribed on TWTY!

So not only can you see the transcriptions, but have an easy to reference page for the actual images of the DSS manuscripts themselves!

For most manuscripts, the first few image links are of the full ‘plates’ (these have more than one fragment on them, usually in order as to how they match up with the text they reproduce); the rest are images of individual fragments, mostly in fragment-number order. Also indicated is the official publication that the images were initially printed.

Having gone through the images again, I ended up discovering a Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript that I’d missed (Whoops! There are a few of them…), but also identified an unpublished fragment of 4Q51 Samuela (4QSama) which I have already incorporated into the transcription of said manuscript.

To make up for the fact that I had no updates in February, look out for some up and coming blog posts on the above two mentioned items. Should make for some good, light reading 🙂

The above two mentioned Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts have already been put on TWTY – brownie points to those who find the new Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript, and even more to the one who can identify the place in 4QSama where the new fragment has given us more of the text!

Update! Complete TC Edition & More

Dec 22nd, 2016

I may be cutting it quite close, but as mentioned back in April, I have managed to complete the DSS TC Edition! All Scriptural Books found among the Dead Sea Scrolls will now have their TC Editions online, both as separate books, and also in one giant TC Edition PDF File. Included in this Full publication are a small Preface, along with an Appendix regarding the text of Isaiah 61:1-2.

See the Downloads Page for the files to download/view 🙂

As with all TC Edition’s that have been completed, I end up updating most of the relevant Dead Sea Scrolls Transcriptions along with them. I did keep a ‘sort-of’ list, so may be worth re-downloading any document you’ve already had.

The list that I kept was as such:

4QpaleoDeutr; 1QDeuta; 4QDeutk2; 4QLevb; 4QLevd; 11QLevb; MasLevb; 1QIsaa; 1QIsab; 4QIsaa; 4QIsab; 4QIsac; 4QIsad; 4QIsae; 4QIsaf; 4QIsag; 4QIsah; 4QIsak; 4QIsal; 2QJer; Leviticus Parallel; Deuteronomy Parallel; Isaiah Parallel.

There is now very little I can do to assist in everyone’s DSS studies. Bar the occasional manuscript that appears once every decade or so, all of them are on TWTY for people to use for their studies!

I will be releasing them in other formats in the future (Bibleworks, E-Sword, even possible The Word), but these will be sporadic and won’t be coming forth any time soon.

I’ll also be taking a little break for at least up until the end of January. Then I will commence completing all the other projects I’ve already started (namely the Ancient Greek Papyri transcriptions & translations, as well as versions 2 and 3 of the Renewed Covenant Translation).

I have also removed a section from TWTY – and that is the Greek-English Interlinears section. I have come to understand that Interlinears don’t help – they rather hinder study, and make people think that they are translating when using an Interlinear to “assist”. They’re not; they’re mainly producing drivel. As such, I will not be producing any interlinear – ever. Plain parallel versions are fine though, so will be keeping those projects alive.

Anyway, apologies for waffling on. I shall stop 🙂

Hope everyone has an enjoyable new year, and I shall be posting again in 2017!

Dead Sea Scrolls – Complete Collection

Aug 30th, 2014

Well, I said I’d have them done by the end of the year. 🙂

That’s it! The complete collection of Scriptural Dead Sea Scrolls transcribed and compared against the Masoretic text of the Tanakh.

Please check out the Downloads Page for links to the individual manuscripts to download, and see below for the new transcriptions now available.

Complete collection ZIP file is at the bottom 🙂

Psalms
1Q10 Psalmsa (1QPsalmsa) | 1Q11 Psalmsb (1QPsalmsb) | 1Q12 Psalmsc (1QPsalmsc) | 2Q14 Psalms (2QPsalms) | 3Q2 Psalms (3QPsalms) | 4Q83 Psalmsa (4QPsalmsa) | 4Q84 Psalmsb (4QPsalmsb) | 4Q85 Psalmsc (4QPsalmsc) | 4Q86 Psalmsd (4QPsalmsd) | 4Q87 Psalmse (4QPsalmse) | 4Q88 Psalmsf (4QPsalmsf) | 4Q89 Psalmsg (4QPsalmsg) | 4Q90 Psalmsh (4QPsalmsh) | 4Q91 Psalmsj (4QPsalmsj) | 4Q92 Psalmsk (4QPsalmsk) | 4Q93 Psalmsl (4QPsalmsl) | 4Q94 Psalmsm (4QPsalmsm) | 4Q95 Psalmsn (4QPsalmsn) | 4Q96 Psalmso (4QPsalmso) | 4Q97 Psalmsp (4QPsalmsp) | 4Q98 Psalmsq (4QPsalmsq) | 4Q98a Psalmsr (4QPsalmsr) | 4Q98b Psalmss (4QPsalmss) | 4Q98c Psalmst (4QPsalmst) | 4Q98d Psalmsu (4QPsalmsu) | 4Q98e Psalmsv (4QPsalmsv) | 4Q522 Psalms | 6Q5 Psalms (6QPsalms) | 11Q5 Psalmsa (11QPsalmsa) | 11Q6 Psalmsb (11QPsalmsb) | 11Q7 Psalmsc (11QPsalmsc) | 11Q8 Psalmsd (11QPsalmsd) | 11Q9 Psalmse (11QPsalmse) | 11Q11 Psalms (11QPsalms)/del> | Nahal Hever Psalms/del> | Masada Psalmsa (MasPsalmsa) | Masada Psalmsb (MasPsalmsb)

Other Books
Masada Genesis (MasGen) | 11Q1 paleoLeviticusa (11QpaleoLev) | 11Q2 Leviticusb (11QLevb) | Masada Leviticusa (MasLeva) | Masada Leviticusb (MasLevb) | 11Q12 Numbers (11QNum) | 4Q73 Ezekiela (4QEzeka) | 4Q74 Ezekielb (4QEzekb) | Masada Ezekiel (MasEzek)

Complete Collection
Dead Sea Scrolls – Complete Collection

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

Dead Sea Scrolls – Exodus Complete

Mar 5th, 2014

Hello one and all!

Sorry it’s been a while since the last update. I do however have a huge update – 11 new Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscript transcriptions!

This therefore means that all the manuscripts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls regarding the Book of Exodus are now available for viewing 🙂

As usual, find them on the Downloads Page, or via the quick links below 🙂

Exodus
1Q2 Exodus (1QExod)
2Q2 Exodusa (2QExoda)
2Q3 Exodusb (2QExodb)
4Q1Genesis-Exodusa (4QGen-Exoda) – Exodus
4Q11 paleoGenesis-Exodusl (4QpaleoGen-Exodl)
4Q13 Exodusb (4QExodb)
4Q14 Exodusc (4QExodc)
4Q17 Exodus-Leviticusf (4QExodf)
4Q20 Exodusj (4QExodj)
4Q22 paleoExodusm (4QpaleoExodm)
Wadi Murabba’at Exodus (MurExod)

Exodus – Full Collection

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

Dead Sea Scrolls – Numbers Complete

Nov 1st, 2013

Dead Sea Scrolls Transcription time again – this time it is the complete collection of DSS Numbers manuscripts, with the final two being online for download at TWTY Downloads page (bringing the total to 11), as we as some quick links below 🙂

This means that there are only four more books left to have their Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions posted online – the rest of the manuscripts of Exodus, Leviticus, Deuteronomy, and the Psalms. I will be endeavouring to have these done within the next 6 months or so (hopefully sooner, time permitting!) 🙂

Quick Links
4Q23 Leviticus-Numbersa (4QLev-Numa) | 4Q27 Numbersb (4QNumb) | All Numbers DSS Manuscripts (ZIP File)

Main Downloads Page

Godcast: Episode 7

Oct 1st, 2013

It’s finally ready! Episode 7 of “Godcast” is now on the web!

This is our final Genesis 1 episode (although I’m sure I’ll be referring to it again in the future), before we kick start off a new series on the eyewitness account of Marcus.

Stay turned for more updates – and not just Godcast specific ones 🙂

Website | YouTube Video

New Podcast: Godcast

Aug 5th, 2013

So, what could an atheist and a theist do that would be entertaining yet educational, and not end up being a hand-bag fight? Talk about religion, obviously!

Well, not really. Here’s an excerpt from the “about” page:

Welcome to our podcast companion website. My name is Andrew, and although I am an atheist, I understand the importance of the Bible, not only as a religious document, but as a force for cultural and political change. I have no doubt that reading the Bible will do nothing to change my views about God and religion, but remaining ignorant of its contents will gain me nothing. After deciding to take a stab at the most influential book in history, I realized that there are not many good guides that are aimed at non-believers like myself. Most Bible study material is made by Christians and for Christians, with a particular theological purpose in mind. I decided to read the Bible myself, with the aid of a long time acquaintance who has spent nearly a decade learning Hebrew and Greek so that he could do his own translations, and discover what God really had to say.

So, there you go. We currently have 5 episodes up at the moment: they’re not going to be “weekly” updates; mainly “do a show whenever we’re free” kinda things. So if you have any questions/comments/ideas/want to be on a show, let us know!

Godcast Website
Godcast YouTube Page
godcastbible -at – gmail.com

Episode 1 | Episode 2 | Episode 3 | Episode 4 | Episode 5

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)

TWTY Downloads Page