The Great Qumran Isaiah Scroll
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This is a very regular page with no blemishes, tears or other problems and every letter is legible.
Paragraphs and spatiums:
There are 7 paragraphs marked on this page. More than usual.
There are 4 spatiums and one indentation in line 22.
New paragraphs begin on
• Line: 3 = (Chapter 26 vs.20)
• Line: 7 = (Chapter 27 vs.1)
• Line: 10 = (Chapter 27 vs.2)
• Line: 18 = (Chapter 27 vs.9)
• Line: 24 = (Chapter 27 vs.12)
• Line: 26 = (Chapter 27 vs.13)
• Line: 29 = (Chapter 28 vs.1)
The indentation on line 22 does not correspond with any verse nor is there a break in thought at that point.
There are spatiums in:
• Line: 4 = (Chapter 26 vs.21)
• Line: 14 = (Chapter 27 vs.6)
• Line: 15 = (Chapter 27 vs.7)
• Line: 20 = (Chapter 27 vs.10)
There is an editorial mark between lines 23 and 24 in the right margin. This appears to be a one time mark of which there are several in Q. There are also frequently used editorial marks which are discussed in the Introductory page. Go thereSEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#othermarks to see the discussion on editorial marks.
Along side and above this mark there is what may be a faded miniature notation. See the mark above between lines 23 and 24 and in the figure below which has been digitally enlarged and colour enhanced to bring out the faded note. This is one of many such notations in the scroll.
VARIATIONS IN THE Q TEXT FROM THE MASORETIC.
All the letters are not clear but the notation contains zayin waw resh and at least one or two more letters. The context would support a note calling attention to female sexual consorts associated with the groves and idols mentioned in this verse. It is possible to see the word “zirmath” a fem. plural of a word meaning a seminal discharge. There are several notations of this type in the scroll that must be enlarged to see. See the most notable of miniature notation on page 35.SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-35.htm#dotsAnd see locations of other miniature notation.SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#minia
Next “Q” scroll page Ch 28:02 to 28:24
Original Source: Ch 26:19 to 28:02Original Source: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-21.htm
|↑2, ↑6||SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#minia|
|↑7||Original Source: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-21.htm|