The Way To Yahuweh I am Yahuweh – That is My Name
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Interesting YouTube Videos

March 14th, 2019

Here are a couple of interesting YouTube videos regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls, their discovery, and on Greek Papyri:


Greek Papyri and the discoveries from Grenfell & Hunt


DSS Discovery


DSS Content


Chester Beatty Papyri and their Digitisation


Overview of the Chester Beatty Library in Dublin (excellent place to visit, btw!)

New Blog! 4QSama Identification

October 2nd, 2018

As has been mentioned previously, I’ve finally got around to finishing a blog post on a newly identified fragment in the extensive Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript 4QSama (also known as 4Q51 Samuela).

Along with this, there’s been some corrections / updates to the following:
4Q51_1samuela.pdf;
4Q51_2samuala.pdf;
4Q51samuela_(4QSama)_Full.pdf;
DSS_2Samuel.pdf;
DeadSeaScrolls_Complete_Collection.zip;
DSS_Genesis.pdf;
TC_Edition_Full.pdf.

Give the main blog post a read over here 🙂

New Fragment Identification: 4QSama

October 2nd, 2018

During the time when I was producing the Dead Sea Scrolls – Image Sources page, it gave me a great opportunity to check the manuscript images again, especially as they had uploaded some better, more up-to-date images than what was previously available to the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library (LLDSSDL). I will obviously be going back again (and again, and again!), but I was very happy to see, and subsequently identify, a never-before-published fragment of 4QSama (4th Qumran Cave, Samuel Manuscript A), regarding which I will now discuss.

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Update! New DSS Manuscript + Blog Post

March 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 🙂

Wadi Murabba’at Isaiah and The Way to Yahuweh Transcription Process

March 13th, 2018

Whilst I can’t exactly fathom how I missed such a Dead Sea Scrolls Manuscript (I mean, it’s not like I haven’t done transcriptions for the other Wadi Murabba’at scrolls… oh wait, yes I did!), it does however give a good opportunity to discuss the Dead Sea Scrolls and the transcription process for TWTY, using this very manuscript as an example.

Prior to 2011, the only way to see manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls (which include those from Wadi Murabba’at, Wadi Sdeir, Nahal Hever etc.) would either a) be a scholar and have access to them for a scholarly article/Masters/Ph.D.; b) have a copy of one of the numerous volumes from the Discoveries in the Judaean Desert series (DJD), which range from the ‘oh that’s not that expensive (£96)’, to the ‘OH MY WORD I’LL NEED TO REMORTGAGE MY BLASTED HOUSE! (£282.50)’ – you’re looking at £6,000+ for the entire collection (40 Volumes at the moment); or c) find a book about a Dead Sea Scrolls manuscript produced by a scholar, that also includes the image(s) (or facsimile as a reproduction of a manuscript is more commonly known).

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Update! New Dead Sea Scrolls Page

March 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

December 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!

Update! Loadsa stuff!

April 18th, 2016

Firstly – Happy New Year!

It’s been over a year since I last posted about things new on TWTY.

Unfortunately lots of IRL stuff got in the way of things this past year, and still ongoing (found out I had cataracts on my eyes last year: my right eye has been operated on; my left will be done at the end of April. Needless to say, not being able to see properly makes what I’ve been doing the past decade quite difficult!), but I hope this comes to its conclusion soon. 🙂

Nevertheless, I have been using as much of my spare time as possible to continue doing things, and so here we are!

Essentially, I have done so many corrections to existing things on TWTY, that unless you’ve downloaded everything in the past 4 hours, then everything you currently have is out of date – this applies to the translations, ancient manuscripts, and especially any and all Dead Sea Scrolls! I lost track of which ones got updates, so I can’t provide a list, so if there’s any you’ve been looking at recently, I’d start with re-downloading that and taking a look through. May find a few things I have corrected since. 🙂

That’s the already existing files out of the way – now for what’s going on “new stuff” wise!

There are three new DSS Manuscripts online now – X Joshua, X Judges, and F.Amos 1, all available at the usual place on the Downloads Page.

There’s also been a new section added on the downloads page – a TC Edition, with TC standing for Textual-Critical. These are the combined manuscripts of the Dead Sea Scrolls in order to form a full “Qumran Bible” of sorts, with any differences between the manuscripts noted in footnotes, with the reading of the Masoretic Hebrew, Greek Septuagint, and for the Torah, the Samaritan Pentateuch in the same variant.

Obviously I haven’t repeated the differences between the DSS and these other manuscripts in these TC Editions, as I’ve already done that in the main Dead Sea Scrolls transcriptions. I’ve been updating this new section over the past year, and have only got four books left to do (Leviticus, Deuteronomy, Psalms, and Isaiah). I hope to have these done by the end of the year, but as always, this is liable to change. 🙂

Next up is a new TWTY E-sword module, containing the Version 1 Translation of the RC/NT found here on TWTY. Well I say that, I still have yet to finish adding Luke, John, and Acts to the Module, but all the rest of the books are contained within.

If you don’t know what E-Sword is, pop on over to the E-Sword website and take a look. Along with TWTY module is the Module installer programme, to allow you to easily install TWTY E-sword module into E-Sword without much bother.

As I was going through the translations whilst creating this module, it allowed me to do some updates to the translations, which have all been added to the E-Sword module, the Website, and the PDF’s of the translations.

Download all the Version 1 PDF’s and the E-Sword module here.

Yet another update comes to you via a visitor to TWTY, who is very kindly converting the Dead Sea Scrolls files into BibleWorks database files. With their permission I am putting them up on TWTY for others to download and use with their version of BibleWorks. Currently have the Genesis Manuscripts and the Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa) complete. I will post updates periodically when new files are added. Get the files (including instructions on how to import them to your BibleWorks) here.

Finally, we have a small addition to TWTY, and that is an XML version of the Dead Sea Scrolls manuscripts. XML has so many amazing uses I wouldn’t be able to list them all, but if you know what XML is, then you’ll enjoy this update. Only the one ready at the moment, but as always, I shall add others when I’ve done them. 🙂 4Q82g Habakkuk XML.

Phew! That’s it – all things updated/new have been submitted for your pleasure!

As with everything, feel at liberty to use any and all things on TWTY freely and without constraints, and ANY issues you find, don’t hesitate to contact me using either the Contact page, or by posting on the forums 🙂

Edit:
The E-Sword and BibleWorks Modules should be able to be downloaded now. Apologies for the error with that!

Dead Sea Scrolls – Parallel Manuscripts

December 1st, 2014

In order to aid the reading of the Dead Sea Scrolls and their multiple manuscripts, Parallel versions of the Scriptural books that have more than one manuscript witness to their text have just been uploaded to TWTY. Those that only have one manuscript witness (2 Kings, 1 & 2 Chronicles, Ezra, Nehemiah; Esther has none whatsoever) have not had parallel versions done – mainly because there’s no point!

These Parallel Versions also aid in being able to do the Textual Critical Editions that are also going to be uploaded to TWTY in the future.

The plan for the time being though is to complete the transcriptions of the Greek RC/NT Papyrus manuscripts that have yet to be done. Thankfully there’s only eleven of them left – they do however happen to be some of the largest ones (especially Papyrus 46, 66, 75), so they won’t be that quick in coming 🙂

Anyway – enjoy the new releases for the moment!

Dead Sea Scrolls – Parallel Manuscripts

Discuss with others in the TWTY forum!

Dead Sea Scrolls – Complete Collection

August 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.