In 13 full papers, specialists in physical remains and textual interpretation offer details that other studies have glossed over concerning the topology of the caves at Khirbet Qumran
; the manuscripts stored there; other finds; and chronology, functions, connections.
This volume contains papers delivered at a 2008 conference at the Katholischen Akademie Schwerte, along with some additional essays, focusing on archaeological and textual contributions to the study of Khirbet Qumran
and the Dead Sea Scrolls.
The three volumes compile published transcriptions, with variants, of all the Hebrew biblical scrolls found between 1947 and 1956 in the 11 caves near Khirbet Qumran
, along with a few recent identifications of fragments by specialists.
Taha added that the most prominent of these sites include Hebron, Bethlehem and Nablus in addition to several archaeologist sites such as the Tel el-Sultan site in Jericho, the site of Khirbet Qumran
near the shores of the Dead Sea, Wadi Gaza, Hebron hills, Umm al Rehan forests (mother of basil) in Jenin, and the old port of Gaza.
Thursday, July 2 The archaeology of Khirbet Qumran
: recent excavation discoveries
The sites of Khirbet Qumran
and 'Ain Feshkha, near the caves in which the Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered, were excavated by Roland de Vaux, O.P., archeologist of the Ecole Biblique, in 1951, 1953-1956, and 1958.
In late 1946 or early 1947, a Bedouin shepherd called Jum'a Muhammed stumbled on something extraordinary while scrambling among the rocky cliffs that rise just behind a terrace of land on which stand a group of ancient ruins, known as Khirbet Qumran
, by the shores of the Dead Sea.
Schubert, John Keats, Hannah Arendt, Martin Heidegger, or the "great poet who dies in our country," for choosing a quote from the play Atreus by the Roman author Lucius Accius, the writing stages and rough drafts of the poems, the notes by Rachmaninov that gave it music, a performance recorded at Milan's La Scala, even the rationale for choosing to reproduce on the book jacket fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls found at Khirbet Qumran
. These many books in one would shed light on the poetic and cultural universe of the poet and extend the book, thus enabling the reader fully to grasp its depth.
Eshel, "Ostraca from Khirbet Qumran
," Israel Exploration Journal 47 (1997): 1728.
This is because text-critical issues of the Old Testament have not unfortunately enjoyed much popularity in recent years, despite the fact that the 190 or so biblical scrolls found at Khirbet Qumran
have fundamentally altered our understanding of the textual situation in the intertestamental period.