Discoveries in the Judaean Desert XXXII
Qumran Cave 1.II: The Isaiah Scrolls: Part 1 and 2 (set)
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Publisher: Oxford University Press
Number of Pages: 464
Width: 24.4 cm
Height: 32.8 cm
DJD XXXII presents the first full critical edition of the Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsa]a) and the Hebrew University Isaiah Scroll (1QIsa]b), which constitute almost 30% of all the preserved biblical material, in the styles of the DJD series. That is, whereas the photographs and transcriptions have been available since the 1950s, this volume provides a fresh transcription of all the known fragments, notes clarifying problematic readings, and the first comprehensive catalogue of the textual variants. It is not, and cannot be, a comprehensive analysis of all these highly influential manuscripts, on which innumerable studies have been published over the past half century. Part 1 contains the photographic plates (1QIsa]a in colour) with the transcriptions on facing pages for easy comparison. Part 2 contains the introductions, notes, and catalogue of variants. The main introduction narrates the discovery and early history of these two manuscripts.
All in all, there is no doubt that Ulrich and Flint have presented both scholarly and lay readers with an excellent tool for the study of the two Isaiah scrolls from the first cave of Qumran. * Ariel Fieldman, Journal of Semitic Studies, * a landmark that deserves recognition and celebration. * H.G.M. Williamson, Journal of Theological Studies *