[b-hebrew] 5 scrolls or 1

Peter Kirk peterkirk at qaya.org
Mon Aug 22 11:27:34 EDT 2005

On 22/08/2005 15:25, Heard, Christopher wrote:

>I would not call 11Q1 (Paleo-Leviticus) a "small fragment."
Indeed. According to 

> Inscribed in the scroll are parts of the final chapters (22-27) of 
> Leviticus, the third book in the Pentateuch, ... This is the lowermost 
> portion (approximately one-fifth of the original height) of the final 
> six columns of the original manuscript. Eighteen small fragments also 
> belong to this scroll. The additional fragments of this manuscript are 
> from preceding chapters: Lev. 4, 10, 11, 13, 14, 16, 18-22.

But is it actually clear from the scroll that it ends at chapter 27, and 
does not continue without a break into Numbers? While the distribution 
of the small fragments suggests that it is of Leviticus only, it is 
insufficient to prove that.

Peter Kirk
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