Dead Sea Scrolls

  1. Damascus Document (a 10th-C. CE MS, earlier called the “Zadokite Fragments,” discovered in the Cairo Genizah in 1896)
    1. Solomon Schechter – Documents of Jewish Sectaries vol. 1: Fragments of a Zadokite Work (Cambridge Univ., 1910)
    2. Eng. transl. of “Zadokite Fragments” (dated 10 C. CE)
    3. Photos of “Zadokite Fragments” MS (from the collection of Cairo Genizah documents at Cambridge Univ.)
    4. Damascus Document (1st-C. BCE MS from Dead Sea Scrolls)Photo of MS and Eng. transl.
  2. Dead Sea Scrolls (DSS)
    1. Resources for study:
      1. Basic Facts about the DSS (one-page introduction by Dr. James Tabor)
      2. Best texts:
        1. For lay person: Geza Vermes – The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English (7th ed., 2012)
        2. For scholar: Florentino Garcia Martinez and Eibert Tigchelaar – Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition, 2-volume Set (Hebrew and English on facing pages)
      3. Orion Center for the Study of the DSS and Associated Literature (The best site for in-depth study of the DSS)
    2. Text of the major scrolls
      1. The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls – (digitized views of major documents):
        1. Introduction (video)
        2. Great Isaiah
        3. War (The War of the Sons of Light Against the Sons of Darkness
        4. Comm. on Habakkuk
        5. Temple
        6. Community Rule
      2. The Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library – Explore the rest of the DSS (Including fragments)
      3. The Great Isaiah Scroll (photo of each page, with Eng. transl. and comments)