[b-hebrew] Psalm 22 Translation Help

Harold Holmyard hholmyard at ont.com
Wed Sep 13 20:15:55 EDT 2006

Dear John,

>>HH: There is now suppport from the Dead Sea Scrolls for the variant 
>>reading: "they pierced my hands and my feet."
>Could you provide a bit more info please?  I have both the Vermes  and the 
>Wise, Abegg, et al. translations of the DSS if it helps to point me to a  

HH: See the June 2005 Journal of the Evangelical Theological Society and 
the article "Piercing the Ambiguities of Psalm 22:16 and the Messiah's 
Mission," by Conrad R. Glen (pp. 283-99). You may have to wait a year, 
and then you can access it online:


HH; Specifically, the scroll is the 5/6Hev Psalms Scroll, one of the 
Nahal Hever texts. It dates to A.D. 50-68.  The text is in a Herodian 
bookhand and has very few variant readings against the Leningrad Codex. 
It was not examined by scholars until the mid-1990's.

Harold Holmyard


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