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Author Fraade, Steven D., author.

Title The Damascus document / Steven D. Fraade
Edition First edition
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 191 pages)
Series The Oxford commentary on the Dead Sea scrolls
Oxford commentary on the Dead Sea scrolls.
Summary The Damascus Document is an ancient Hebrew text that is one of the longest, oldest, & most important of the ancient scrolls usually referred to collectively as the Dead Sea Scrolls. Its oldest parts originate in the mid- to late 2nd century BCE. While the earliest discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls occurred in 1947, the Qumran Damascus Document fragments were discovered in 1952 (but not published in full until 1996), mainly in what is designated as Qumran Cave Four. However, it is unique in that two manuscripts (MS A & MS B) containing parts & variations of the same text were discovered much earlier, in 1896, among the discarded texts of the Cairo Geniza, the latter being written in the 10th-11th centuries CE. Together, the manuscripts of the Damascus Document, both ancient & medieval, are an invaluable source for understanding many aspects of ancient Jewish (& before that Israelite) history, theology, and much more
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and indexes
Audience Specialized
Notes Text in Hebrew with English translation, notes and commentary
Description based on online resource; title from PDF title page (Oxford Scholarship Online, viewed on April 29, 2022)
SUBJECT Damascus document.
Damascus document. fast (OCoLC)fst01357497
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780191823251
OTHER TI Container of (expression): Damascus document. Hebrew
Container of (expression): Damascus document. English