Dead Sea Scrolls. Hebrew, Aramaic, and Greek Texts with English Translations
The Dead Sea Scrolls represent the remains of an ancient Jewish library which antedates 68 C.E. It is the most significant discovery of biblically related ancient manuscripts, and represents more than 700 ancient Jewish documents. The series presents an introduction, critical text, and literal English translation of all the Dead Sea Scrolls which are not copies of books in the Hebrew Bible. It is the definitive collection of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Fifty scholars from Canada, Germany, Israel, the United States, and other countries serve as subeditors in the series.Volume 3 contains improved readings of Damascus Document Fragments, Some Works of the Torah, and Related Documents. The Damascus Document Fragments and Some Works of the Torah are two of the most important texts for understanding the origins and early history of the Qumran Community. Those documents, along with the other legal texts which are also included in this volume, also provide some of the earliest sources for understanding the development of Jewish halakah.