THE GREAT ISAIAH DEAD SEA SCROLL

MS 1926/1
MS Short Title THE GREAT ISAIAH DEAD SEA SCROLL
Text BIBLE: ISAIAH, UNINSCRIBED FRAGMENTS AND PART OF THE COVER
Description MS in Hebrew on vellum, Qumran, ca. 150-125 BC, 24 uninscribed fragments, largest 2,8x1,1 cm, from a scroll of 17 membranes, 26x734 cm, 54 columns, 28-32 lines.
Context Part of the Great Isaiah A Scroll, 1QIsa, now in Shrine of the Book, Israel Museum, Jerusalem. Of the present MS, 8 fragments, largest 1,1x1,0 cm, come from the lower edge of the scroll; 6 fragments, largest 1,3x0,9 cm, from the cover; 9 fragments, largest 2,8x1,1 cm, are repair vellum; a repair thread, 3,0 cm sewn into a vellum fragment, 2,0x0,4 cm, comes from the lower edge of column XII. In addition there are 8 bits of linen thread from the cloth in which the scroll originally was wrapped.
Provenance 1. Community of the Essenes, Qumran (ca. 150 BC-68 AD); 2. Qumran Cave 1 (68-1947); 3. Muhammad Adh-Dhib of the Ta'amireh tribe, Judaean desert (1947); 4. Khalil Iskander Shahin ("Kando"), Bethlehem (1947-48); 5. Syrian orthodox Monastery of St. Mark (Metropolitan Athanasius Samuel), Jerusalem (1948); 6. Gift to John C. Trever, Jerusalem, Claremont and Laguna Hills, California (1948-1994).
Commentary The Great Isaiah A Scroll is the earliest complete MS of any of the books of the Bible. The vellum cover of the scroll is lost, apart from the present 6 fragments.
Published 1. (without the present fragments) Millar Burrows, John C. Trever and William H. Brownlee: The Dead Sea Scrolls of St. Mark's Monastery. vol. I, New Haven, The American School of Oriental Research, 1950; and facsimiles in: John C. Trever: Scrolls from Qumran Cave I, Jerusalem, The Albright Institute of Archaeological Research, and Shrine of the Book.  2. DJD XXXII, Oxford 2010, p. 19 and plate E.
Exhibited XVI Congress of the International Organization for the study of the Old Testament. Faculty of Law Library, University of Oslo, 29 July - 7 August 1998.
Place of origin Qumran
Dates ca 150 - 125 BC

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