The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition is a practical reference tool to facilitate access to the Qumran collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. It contains newly edited Hebrew and Aramaic transcriptions and English translations of the non-biblical scrolls on facing pages, arranged by serial number from Cave 1 to Cave 11.
In addition, it offers a summary of the contents of the biblical scrolls from Qumran. Each Q-number is provided with a heading which contains the essential information on the text and selected bibliographical references. Although unidentified and unclassified fragments have been omitted, and no snippets of manuscripts have been reproduced, this edition aims to be complete for the non-biblical scrolls.
The work is primarily intended for classroom use and for use by specialists from other disciplines who need a reliable compendium to all the materials found. It is also useful as a companion for those studying the original manuscripts using the microfiche or CD-ROM editions of the scrolls.
More information on this and other resources like this can be found in the Product Guide for Study of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
'A remarkable achievement.'
—Dead Sea Discoveries.
'After what seems like an eternity we can finally replace Lohse on our shelves.'
—Journal for the Study of the Old Testament.
'The authors are to be congratulated for producing a well-conceived and well-executed work that will be of immense practical value to students and scholars alike.'
—The Catholic Biblical Quarterly.
'These volumes are clearly the standard for students, and they will also be extremely helpful for specialists…a welcome addition to the growing number of research tools on the texts from Qumran.'
—Fred W. Burnett, Religious Studies Review, 2001.