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Book: The Old Testament Hebrew Scriptures in Five Minutes

Chapter: 34. What Do the Dead Sea Scrolls Reveal about the Biblical Text?

DOI: 10.1558/equinox.44887


The scrolls recovered in the twentieth century from caves along the western shores of the Dead Sea are much older than the earliest available complete Hebrew codices. Despite their often-fragmentary state, these scrolls teach a great deal about the pre-canonic history of biblical texts.

Chapter Contributors

  • Sidnie White Crawford ([email protected] - swcrawford) 'University of Nebraska- Lincoln'