This volume contains thirteen previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, twelve Hebrew Bible fragments and one non-biblical fragment, presented with the full scholarly apparatus and advanced reconstruction techniques. The books from the Hebrew Bible are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Jonah, Micah, Psalms, Daniel, and Nehemiah. The latter is an especially important addition to known material. The non-biblical fragment probably represents a new copy of 4QInstruction.
The work on these fragments was conducted under the auspices of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, whose mission is to publish research conducted collaboratively by scholar-mentors and students. The ultimate goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop as scholars under the guidance of their scholar-mentors.
Emanuel Tov, Ph.D. (1974), Hebrew University, Jerusalem is J.L. Magnes Professor of Bible emeritus at said University. He has published many monographs on the textual criticism of the Hebrew Bible and Qumran and was the editor-in-chief of the Dead Sea Scrolls publication project.
Kipp Davis, Ph.D. (2009), University of Manchester, is Scholar in Residence in Biblical Studies at Trinity Western University. His recent monograph on Jeremianic traditions at Qumran was published in 2014 by Brill, and he is currently editing several Dead Sea Scroll fragments and texts in Brill's upcoming DSS Editions series.
Robert Duke, Ph.D. (2006), University of California, Los Angeles, is Professor of Biblical Studies at Azusa Pacific University. He has published a monograph and several additional studies on the Hebrew Bible and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
All interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls, textual criticism, Second Temple Judaism, theology, Hebrew Bible.