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Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from the Schoyen Collection
Elgvin, Torleif, Kipp Davis and Michael Langlois, editors

London: Bloomsbury, 2016 pp. 508. $122.00

Series Information
Library of Second Temple Studies/Manuscripts in the SchÝyen Collection, 71/22


Description: This special edition large format LSTS volume presents, over half of them for the first time, ten biblical and five non-biblical fragments from the Judean Desert. The text features 42 photographs of the fragments. The publication of seven new fragments from the Judean Desert will supplement the Discoveries in the Judean Desert series and bring new material to scholars regarding the full textual situation. Two of the new biblical fragments suggest the preservation of substantial textual variants. The new Aramaic fragment reveals the use of interesting linguistic forms. The book includes a 10 page essay by Martin Schoyen about how he has tracked down and acquired Judean Desert fragments and artifacts since 1994. The collection of images, photographs of the fragments, and scholarly commentary from some of the leading experts in the field gives the reader a comprehensive picture of the artifacts from Qumran. The fragments included are: 4QLeviticusi, 4QSamueld, 4QDeuteronomy, and 4Q Twelve prophets; New (additional) fragments of 4QPsalmsq and 4QExodusc; improved version of XJudges frg 3, 4QJoshuac, 1QDanielb, and 4QJoshuac; Apochryphal fragments - 4QTobita and 1QapocrGenesis; and, Other fragments - 1QSb (Rule of Blessings, reedition), 11QTemplea, and 4QAramaic frg.

Subjects: Literature, Methods, Historical Approaches, History, Archaeology, Dead Sea Scrolls

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Review by Peter Porzig
Published 12/14/2017
Citation: Peter Porzig, review of Torleif Elgvin, Kipp Davis, and Michael Langlois, eds., Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from the Schoyen Collection, Review of Biblical Literature [http://www.bookreviews.org] (2017).


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