Sunday, August 14, 2016

Tov, Davis, and Duke (eds.), Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection

Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection

Edited by Emanuel Tov (Hebrew University, Jerusalem), Kipp Davis (Trinity Western University), Robert Duke (Azusa Pacific University)

This volume contains thirteen previously unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls fragments, twelve Hebrew Bible fragments and one non-biblical fragment, presented with the full scholarly apparatus and advanced reconstruction techniques. The books from the Hebrew Bible are Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, Jonah, Micah, Psalms, Daniel, and Nehemiah. The latter is an especially important addition to known material. The non-biblical fragment probably represents a new copy of 4QInstruction.

The work on these fragments was conducted under the auspices of the Museum of the Bible Scholars Initiative, whose mission is to publish research conducted collaboratively by scholar-mentors and students. The ultimate goal is to provide students with the opportunity to develop as scholars under the guidance of their scholar-mentors.
Peter Gurry has a post on the book at the ETC Blog: First Museum of the Bible Volume Released with 13 Previously Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls. Background on the not-uncontroversial Museum of the Bible and the associated Green Collection is here and links.