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    DescriptionThis volume continues the publication of the series of biblical Dead Sea Scrolls that were discovered in Cave 4 at Qumran. It contains thirty-three manuscripts of the books of Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel and the Twelve Minor Prophets. These texts antedate by a millennium those that had previously held the title of the earliest surviving Hebrew biblical manuscripts. They document a pluriformity acceptable in the ancient biblical textual tradition before the text became standardized later in the Christian and Rabbinic period. The book of Isaiah was one of the most widely copied books at Qumran. 4QJerb displays the earlier edition of Jeremiah from which the Septuagint was translated, in contrast to the later edition in the Massoretic tradition. Superior textual variants from these manuscripts have been adopted in recent revised translations of the Bible.


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    Title
    Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: v. XV
    Subtitle
    The Prophets
    Authors and contributors
    Volume editor Eugene Ulrich, Edited by Frank Moore Cross, Edited by Russell E. Fuller
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 344
    Width: 241 mm
    Height: 321 mm
    Thickness: 33 mm
    Weight: 1,755 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198269373
    ISBN 10: 0198269374
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1, HRJ, HRLC
    DC20: 296.155
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15420
    Ingram Subject Code: RJ
    Libri: I-RJ
    BIC subject category V2: HDDH
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 296
    BISAC V2.8: REL040040
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB
    Thema V1.0: QRJ, JBSR, NKD, QRVA
    Illustrations note
    44 pp plates
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    13 November 1997
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    the full editions are a most welcome addition to the now nearly complete series Discoveries in the Judaen Desert. James R. Davila, The Catholic Biblical Quaterly, 62,2000. This volume meets the high standards of scholarship and production already established by the series as a whole. In the future, no one will be able to do serious work on these prophetic books without consulting DJD 15. Robert A. Kugler, The Catholic Bibal Quarterly, 62,2000. In Ulrich's completed editions of these 18 copies of Isaiah there is a wealth of detailed new information which is judiciously presented ... this is another very welcome volume in the rapidly expanding Discoveries of the Judaean Desert series. Its editors and their helpers have worked meticulously for several years. Now the work on the more complete assessment of these materials can really start in earnest. George J Brooke, Journal of Theological Studies 50:2 October 1999 The volume is beautifully presented. The layout is clear and well spaced, and is supplemented by clear photographs of the extant fragments. The introductory comments and commentary are well constructed and informative, enabling the volume to be useful, even to scholars with no prior experience of reading scrolls. ... This volume represents the result of thorough and careful scholarship. The high standards of scholarship and presentation that are characteristic of the series are amply reflected in this volume ... it is an invaluable tool for scholars interested in text criticism of the prophets or in the history of the biblical text, and should remain the standard reference work on these scrolls for the forthcoming decades. Edward D. Herbert, Journal of Semitic Studies Eugene Ulrich, who has been associated with the study of the Qumran biblical manuscripts for many years, is to be congratulated on the ocmpletion of this fine volume. A true feast for text critics of the Hebrew Bible, all whom will appreciate the fact that Ulrich has not forgotten to provide an index of the biblical passages found on the fragments. International Review of Biblical Studies