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    Discoveries in the Judaean Desert: Psalms to Chronicles Volume XVI: Qumran Cave 4.XI (Discoveries in the Judaean Desert) (Hardback)(English / French / Hebrew / Official Aramaic; Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)) Volume editor Eugene Ulrich

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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 forty-two manuscripts of the Writings or Wisdom Books, from Psalms to Chronicles. These Hebrew texts antedate by a millennium what had previously been considered the earliest surviving biblical manuscripts in the original language. They document a pluriformity that characterized the ancient biblical textual tradition before the text became uniform later in the Rabbinic period. The Book of Psalms was the most widely copied book at Qumran, and the manuscripts display some alternate arrangements. The Song of Songs also displays a version that contrasts in arrangement of contents with the edition found in the traditional Massoretic Text. 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: Psalms to Chronicles Volume XVI
    Subtitle
    Qumran Cave 4.XI
    Authors and contributors
    Volume editor Eugene Ulrich
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 238 mm
    Height: 314 mm
    Thickness: 32 mm
    Weight: 1,678 g
    Language
    English
    French
    Hebrew
    Official Aramaic; Imperial Aramaic (700-300 BCE)
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198269434
    ISBN 10: 0198269439
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: REL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T6.6
    BISAC V2.8: REL006210
    B&T General Subject: 690
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HRJ, HRCG9
    BISAC V2.8: REL006080
    DC21: 296.155
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: REL072000
    Ingram Subject Code: RF
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 35
    Libri: I-RF
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC22: 221.4/4, 221.44
    BIC subject category V2: 1FB
    BISAC V2.8: REL006000
    LC classification: BM488.5 .A1 1968
    Thema V1.0: QRMF19, QRVC, QRJ, NK, QRA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1FB
    Illustrations note
    38pp halftone plates
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    11 January 2001
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Eugene Ulrich is chief editor of the other biblical manuscripts in the DJD series (vols. IX, XII, XIV, XV)
    Review quote
    Since the present volume concludes the publication of all the biblical fragments found in cave 4, the editors are to be congratulated for their careful work. International Review of Biblical Studies As we have come to expect from the series, Psalms to Chronicles has been produced with extraordinary care and erudition and it will be of fundamental importance for future study of these biblical books. Journal of Theological Studies