The Great Qumran Isaiah Scroll
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The page is regular with few obscuring tears or marks except for the lacuna and a few missing words that I have edited in and what appears to be an ink smudge in the upper left corner, (but may be a miniature notation, see belowSEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-9.htm#note.). Fading obscures the 1st letter of the 5th word in line 23: the “he” is missing from Hamath. And the shin-waw beginning the next to last word in line 28 is obscured. The kaph in the 3rd from last word on line 30 is partially obscured by the crease line. Other crease lines can be seen on this page. The vertical line which can be seen reaching from top to bottom of the page at the left side is most likely a margin guide line For further description of these and other lines on the pages see introductory page section V.SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#creases
PARAGRAPHS AND SPATIUMS:
New paragraphs begin after the spaces left after lines 2, 13, 18, Line 3 begins 9:13 in Heb. and 14 in Eng. One would think there would be a new paragraph beginning line 8 but it is not there however Line 14 is the line after the next paragraph break and it is the beginning of chapter 10 in the received text. Line 19 follows the break of line 18 and begins vs 10:5 of the received text. The two spatium of lines 22 and 23 after the 3rd and 4th words do not correspond to current versification.
There are 5 editorial additions between the lines on this page. The first editing on line 1 in 2nd word appears to be a mistake as the vowel letter is already in the word “both” and there is no reason for correction. In the last word on the same line there is a “he” (article) written above the word “mach.” Masoretic has the article. Waws are added above the word rosh 3rd word in line 4 and and above the last word “yichamol” in line 5 (see note below) and above the word “to’kel” 7th word in line 8. And the 3rd word (including lacuna) in line 28 “ve-a’siyr” has a yod edited over it.
This is the Masoretic reading.
OTHER VARIATIONS IN Q FROM THE MASORETIC TEXT
Further enlargement seems to make it appear more like a notation. The note seems to start with a description of the mem the first two letters looking very much like he mem. The numeral 1 is added by me.
Next “Q” scroll page Ch 10:14 to 11:12
Original Source: Ch 09:11 to 10:14Original Source: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-9.htm
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