Title

A Babel of Languages in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Document Type

Video

Publication Date

1-16-2013

Abstract

Stephen Reed describes the different languages (Hebrew, Aramaic, Greek) and scripts (paleo-Hebrew script, square script) used for the copies of biblical books found in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Attention is given to how scribes transmitted and copied the biblical texts, how they translated these texts into new languages--namely Aramaic and Greek--and how readers would have understood these texts.

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