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The fact that the book of Esther is not present among the scrolls from Qumran, or any other find in the Judean Desert for that matter, is a piece of trivia most people with even a cursory introduction to the Dead Sea Scrolls will have picked up. 1 More controversial, however, is what that fact

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Trans-Disciplinary Research of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls
Much of the previous sixty years (1949-2009) have been devoted to the cleaning of the Dead Sea scrolls, their piecing together and their translation. The present volume is a scientific study of the various archaeological relics that have been found in the three units at Qumran: The settlement, the caves with the scrolls and the cemetery. With the aid of neutron activation of Qumran's pottery we established its human relations with neighboring sites, by radio carbon dating we placed the relics in their time frame, by DNA we study the provenance of the animal hides that served the scribes as parchment. The ink is studied for examining the degradation processes that started when the scrolls were written, 2000-2300 years ago.
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Journal for the Study of Judaism 42 (2011) 188-217 © Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2011 DOI: 10.1163/157006311X565091 brill.nl/jsj Journal for the Study of Judaism Stringency in Qumran? Paul Heger 65 Harbour Sq. #3308, Toronto ON M5J 2L4, Canada pheger@gmail.com Abstract Some scholars allege a

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© Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2009 DOI: 10.1163/156851709X473978 Dead Sea Discoveries 16 (2009) 351–369 brill.nl/dsd Beyond the Qumran Community: Social Organization in the Dead Sea Scrolls * John J. Collins Yale Divinity School, 409 Prospect, New Haven, CT 06511 john

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The Biblical Qumran Scrolls presents all the Hebrew biblical manuscripts recovered from the eleven caves at Qumran. It provides a transcription of each identifiable fragment in consecutive biblical order together with the textual variants it contains. These manuscripts antedate by a millennium the previously available Hebrew manuscripts. They are the oldest, the best, and the most authentic witnesses to the texts of the Scriptures as they circulated in Jerusalem and surrounding regions at the time of the birth of Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism. The purpose is to collect in a single volume all the biblical editions originally published in a wide variety of books and articles.
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majority of CP participles in Late Aramaic show short /a/ in the first syllable. 2. The Vocalism of the CP Stem in Qumran Aramaic One of the last dialects of Aramaic to use the CP stem for finite verbal forms was Qumran Aramaic, where it appears several times in a variety of texts. The

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of Hebrew Bible, where biblical law and wisdom are often studied in different scholarly networks, the newly discovered Jewish legal texts in the narrower sense—excluding for the moment the Rule texts 4 —and the previously unknown sapiential texts from Qumran attracted the attention, for the most part

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