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Charlotte Hempel


Recent Research on the »Dead Sea Scrolls«

The term »Dead Sea Scrolls«, strictly speaking refers to a series of manuscript discoveries in the vicinity of the Dead Sea. In chrono-logical order of discovery the key sites are Khirbet Qumran, Wadi Murabba’at, Naḥal Ḥever, Wadi Sdeir, Masada, and Naḥal Arugot. In a narrower sense the designation Dead Sea Scrolls is frequently used to refer to the approximately 950 manuscripts found in eleven caves in the vicinity of Khirbet Qumran on the north western shore of the Dead Sea. This article will be concerned with research on the latter body of literature.

I From Rags to Riches

Research on the Qumran Dead Sea Scrolls entered the current mil-lennium with full access to all texts, most recently also with offi-cial editions of all the texts. The great ...

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