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By Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis, Robert Duke

This quantity comprises 13 formerly unpublished lifeless Sea Scrolls fragments, twelve Hebrew Bible fragments and one non-biblical fragment, provided with the whole scholarly gear and complex reconstruction recommendations. The books from the Hebrew Bible are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Jonah, Micah, Psalms, Daniel, and Nehemiah. The latter is a particularly very important addition to recognized fabric. The non-biblical fragment most likely represents a brand new replica of 4QInstruction.

The paintings on those fragments used to be performed lower than the auspices of the Museum of the Bible students Initiative, whose venture is to post learn performed collaboratively by means of scholar-mentors and scholars. the final word objective is to supply scholars with the chance to enhance as students lower than the counsel in their scholar-mentors.

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E. e. e. e. as I suggest, then this manuscript would also appear as an outlier from the inventory, which itself could also indicate a deposit either in one of the “young” caves from Qumran5 or in one of the other Judaean Desert sites. It should be noted that the assigned dates on their own are largely tentative owing to the paucity of preserved letters for comparative purposes; these dates do very little to confirm the provenance of any of the fragments. However, the range of dates do provide a maximally realistic or plausible scenario of deposit and discovery for the fragments in the Museum Collection.

These categories correspond to the three levels of scribal skill above signature literacy as described by Michael O. Lev5, the scripts have been designated as “book hands,” as opposed to “cursive 3 Michael O. Wise, Language and Literacy in Roman Judea: A Study of the Bar Kokhba Documents (aybrl; New Haven, ct: Yale University Press, 2015), 59–61. e. e. e. e. e. * Narrow columns Sectional structure * The editors have transcribed ink traces on line 3 at the right-edge of the fragment as a vav-consecutive, ‫ ֯ו֯אב ̇ו]א‬.

In an effort to reduce canonical prejudices for this comparative exercise, I chose to work blindly from only the catalogue numbers for each fragment apart from their textual identifications. The fragment designations were added only after completing the summaries based on the above chart and Yardeni’s descriptions. 1. Exod6 (Inv. 5 mm in height. Letters are relatively uniform in height and exhibit a strong sense of a baseline. While the poor preservation of the fragment provides little useful information about the expertise of the scribe, I nevertheless suggest that the hand is relatively skilled and that the pen strokes are strong and of an average thickness.

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