Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Where are those DSS scribes?

BIBLE HISTORY DAILY: Scribes in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Looking at scribal figures at Qumran (Megan Sauter).
What’s in the Dead Sea Scrolls about writing and scribes? Not as much as one might expect from a community that clearly valued scribal activity, as evidenced by their abundance of scrolls. In her Biblical Views column “Where Are the Scribes in the Dead Sea Scrolls?” published in the July/August 2018 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Charlotte Hempel examines the paucity of scribal figures in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
As usual, the BAR article is behind the subscription wall. But the BHD summary is worth reading.

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