THE JUDGES DEAD SEA SCROLL

MS 2861
MS Short Title THE JUDGES DEAD SEA SCROLL
Text BIBLE: JUDGES 4:5 - 6
Description MS iin Hebrew on brown leather, Qumran, ca. 40-68 AD, 1 fragment from a scroll, 3,0x8,5 cm remaining, part of 1 column, (3,0x8,5 cm), 4 lines in a good Herodian Hebrew book script.
Context Judges is only represented on fragments from the 3 Dead Sea Scrolls 1QJudg in Paris: Bibliothèque Nationale, and 4QJudga+b, in Jerusalem: Rockefeller Museum.
Provenance 1. Community of the Essenes, Qumran (2nd half of 1st c. BC-68 AD); 2. Qumran Cave 4 (68-1952); 3. Khalil Iskander Shahin ("Kando"), Bethlehem (1952-1956); 4. Private collection, Switzerland (1956-1995).
Commentary The earliest witness to this part of the Bible. Preliminary description based on information from Dr. James H. Charlesworth, who will publish the MS in the DJD series and in the Princeton Theological Seminary Dead Sea Scrolls Project.
See also MS 4611, The Leviticus Dead Sea Scroll, Qumran, 30 BC - 68 AD
Place of origin Qumran
Dates 40-68 AD

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