The Great Qumran Isaiah Scroll
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The verse numbering is mine. I apologize to purists who may want to view the scroll with only the editorial marks that were on the scroll before it was sealed away some time before or after the birth of Christ. The verse numbers will appear on subsequent pages beginning on page 15 and other editorial marks made by me will be duly distinguished from those made by earlier editors. I have also inserted the words that are missing in the lacunae on the bottom right and left of this page.
On this page are indicated beginning chapter 7 on line 11. And in 7 vs.3 on line 15 and again on line 25 which corresponds to our present beginning of 7 vs.10.
SPATIUM OF GREAT INTEREST:
There is a spatium in line nine, allowing for the last 4 words of verse 13 to be set apart as a thought separate from the flow of the sentence in verse 13. Refer to my commentary on Isaiah 6 vs.13SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/isa3-6.htm#6:12 for the reason for the spatium which marks a change of thought for the next words. This does not agree with our present versification but the scribe obviously marked the last four words as a separate idea. The presence of this spatium supports my interpretation of this passage. The break in thought supports seeing these words as a separate description of God’s ideas as “holy seed” Interestingly there are no other spatiums on this page that are as spacious as this one. The widest after this one is in line 26 beginning verse 7 vs.12.
Originally margin lines were drawn on both the right and left margins of the page. They were then erased. The right margin was adhered to and a straight margin of text on the right is the result. The left margin was more of a guide with some words ending before the margin and some after, extending beyond the margin. Depending on the leather and the force of inscription of the margin the margin line sometimes showed up later as a crease or a split or no mark at all. All this is seen here on this page. Some letters are slightly erased as a result. The letter on the margin in line 4 is a good example where part of the letter mem which is right on the margin line is partially erased. See the introduction for more information and links to pages where the linesSEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#lines are clearly seen.
EXTRA LETTERS AND MISSPELLINGS:
Next “Q” scroll page Ch 07:15 to 08:08
Original Source: Ch 06:07 to 07:15http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-6.htm