By Peter W. Flint
Contains new information regarding unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls with translations of key passages and up to date discovery of the movement behind the Scrolls of their personal phrases. See http://deadseascrolls.org/www/Site/thedss.php
In 1947, a Bedouin shepherd stumbled upon a cave close to the lifeless Sea, a payment now referred to as Qumran, to the east of Jerusalem. This cave, in addition to the others situated close by, contained jars conserving 1000s of scrolls and fragments of scrolls of texts either biblical and nonbiblical―in Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek. The biblical scrolls stands out as the earliest facts of the Hebrew Scriptures by means of 1000's of years; and the nonbiblical texts may shed dramatic mild on one of many least-known sessions of Jewish heritage. This locate is crucial archaeological occasion in thousand years of biblical studies.
Online complement, with indexes, dialogue questions, useless Sea Scrolls web pages, and hyperlinks to review instruments, digital assets, and photographs: http://www.abingdonacademic.com/dsscrolls
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Eschatological Texts 7. The Copper Scroll, Other Documentary Texts, and Nonsectarian Texts 10. The Movement Associated with Qumran: Not Pharisees or Sadducees, but Essenes 1. Were the Scrolls Found at Qumran Associated with the Pharisees? 2. Were the Scrolls Found at Qumran Associated with the Sadducees? 3. The Scrolls Found Near Qumran Were Associated with a Group of Essenes 4. Concluding Statement on the Pharisees, Sadducees, and Essenes 5. History of the Essene Movement 11. Religious Thought and Practice Reflected in the Qumran Scrolls 1.
On July 19, the scrolls were transferred to the Metropolitan, hence their collective title “The St. ” Samuel paid 24 Jordanian pounds (about $100) to Kando, who in turn paid the Bedouin 16 pounds ($64). In late July, Shamoun took to the cave a priest (Father Yusif), who observed one intact jar, several pieces of cloth wrapping, and scroll fragments on the floor. Mar Samuel found it difficult to obtain a scholarly evaluation of the four scrolls. Both a visiting European scholar and Jewish scholar from the New City identified the largest scroll as containing Isaiah, but thought it to be medieval.
Jum‘a deposited the scrolls at a Ta‘amireh site southeast of Bethlehem, where they remained in a bag suspended on a tent pole for several weeks. It is not surprising that some were damaged; for example, the cover sheet of 1QIsaa broke off. In May and June, George Isha‘ya Shamoun, a key figure in the sale of one group of scrolls, was brought twice to the cave by its discoverers; on his second visit, four more were removed, including the Genesis Apocryphon (1QapGen). The four scrolls named so far (1QIsaa, 1QpHab, 1QS, and 1QapGen) are grouped as the “St.
The Dead Sea Scrolls by Peter W. Flint