D.S.S: Notes 05: Lines and Creases and Splitting not Due to Tearing on the Pages


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INTRODUCTORY NOTES SECTION 05:

First Probable Cause

A number of pages have visible vertical lines that would not have been apparent in the original scroll for the first century or more. The vertical lines that now appear as splitting of the surface of the leather are possibly due to two causes. The first and most obvious is that the original scribe may have drawn lines to create a straight right margin. A short perusal will make the very straight right margin apparent. After finishing the text this line would have been erased and would not have been visible for a length of time. But as the centuries of use and storage went by the impression made by the original line began to appear and a splitting appears in the margin of a number of pages. Some pages have this mark from top to bottom and some are partially visible which would be due to the different pressure placed on the page when drawing the line. A left margin guide may also have been drawn making the impression that shows up on the left side of some pages. Notice in the first page that material that has fallen away corresponds to the margin. Fortunately none of the text is lost as the leather split away at the margin.

For examples of these lines see pages :

Page 1—- Chapters 01:01 to 01:26
Page 2—- Chapters 01:26 to 02:21
Page 3—- Chapters 02:21 to 03:24
Page 4—- Chapters 03:24: to 05:14
Page 5—- Chapters 05:14 to 06:07
Page 6—- Chapters 06:07 to 07:15
Page 7—- Chapters 07:15 to 08:08
Page 27Chapters 33:01 to 33:24
Page 38Chapters 44:23 to 45:21
Page 41Chapters 49:04 to 50:01
Page 45Chapters 54:04 to 55:08
Page 46Chapters 55:08 to 57:02
Page 52Chapters 65:04 to 65:18
Page 54Chapters 66:14 to 66:24

For an illustration of guide lines in a Dead Sea Scroll see the Pesher to Habukkuk.

Second Probable cause

A second cause of some of the vertical markings, (that actually are lines too straight not to have a discernible reason) is folding. This may account for some of the center-page vertical lines and for most, if not all of the center page horizontal lines. The original material would have been folded before being used and being sewed into the scroll. These original folds would not have been visible in the material for the first century or more of use; but after time, weathering and use, lines would have begun to appear at the place of the folds. This is the apparent reason for the horizontal lines most of which are in the center of the page.

Examples of these horizontal lines can be seen on every page 1 through 27. and 41 and 42. The absence of the lines after 27 may be accounted for by less oxidation affecting the scroll in the tighter inner roll.

Examples of vertical creases appearing possibly due to original folding can be seen on pages 10, 11, 21, 24, 27, 41, 42, 51, 53, and 54.

Page 1 – 18

Page 19 – 36

Page 37 – 54

Pg 01 —- Ch 01:01 to 01:26
Pg 02 —- Ch 01:26 to 02:21
Pg 03 —- Ch 02:21 to 03:24
Pg 04 —- Ch 03:24: to 05:14
Pg 05 —- Ch  05:14 to 06:07
Pg 06 —- Ch 06:07 to 07:15
Pg 07 —- Ch 07:15 to 08:08
Pg 08 —- Ch 08:08 to 09:11
Pg 09 —- Ch 09:11 to 10:14
Pg 10 —- Ch 10:14 to 11:12
Pg 11 —- Ch 11:12 to 14:01
Pg 12 —- Ch 14:01 to 14:29
Pg 13 —- Ch 14:29 to 16:14
Pg 14 —- Ch 16:14 to 18:07
Pg 15 —- Ch 18:07 to 19:23
Pg 16 —- Ch 19:23 to 21:15
Pg 17 —- Ch 21:15 to 22:24
Pg 18 —- Ch 22:24 to 24:04

Pg 19 —- Ch 24:04 to 25:05
Pg 20 —- Ch 25:05 to 26:18
Pg 21 —- Ch 26:19 to 28:02
Pg 22 —- Ch 28:02 to 28:24
Pg 23 —- Ch 28:24 to 29:21
Pg 24 —- Ch 29:21 to 30:20
Pg 25 —- Ch 30:20 to 31:04
Pg 26 —- Ch 31:05 to 33:01
Pg 27 —- Ch 33:01 to 33:24
Pg 28 —- Ch 34:01 to 36:02
Pg 29 —- Ch 36:03 to 36:20
Pg 30 —- Ch 36:20 to 37:24
Pg 31 —- Ch 37:24 to 38:08
Pg 32 —- Ch 38:08 to 40:02
Pg 33 —- Ch 40:02 to 40:28
Pg 34 —- Ch 40:28 to 41:23
Pg 35 —- Ch 41:23 to 42:17
Pg 36 —- Ch 42:18 to 43:20

Pg 37 —- Ch 43:20 to 44:23
Pg 38 —- Ch 44:23 to 45:21
Pg 39 —- Ch 45:21 to 47:11
Pg 40 —- Ch 47:11 to 49:04
Pg 41 —- Ch 49:04 to 50:01
Pg 42 —- Ch 50:01 to 51:13
Pg 43 —- Ch 51:13 to 52:12
Pg 44 —- Ch 52:13 to 54:04
Pg 45 —- Ch 54:04 to 55:08
Pg 46 —- Ch 55:08 to 57:02
Pg 47 —- Ch 57:02 to 58:06
Pg 48 —- Ch 58:06 to 59:17
Pg 49 —- Ch 59:17 to 61:04
Pg 50 —- Cha 61:04 to 63:04
Pg 51 —- Ch 63:04 to 65:04
Pg 52 —- Ch 65:04 to 65:18
Pg 53 —- Ch 65:19 to 66:14
Pg 54 —- Ch 66:14 to 66:24

Original source: Introductory Page[1]SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm

Original source: Lines and Creases and Splitting not Due to Tearing on the Pages[2]SEE Original: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#creases

References

References
1 SEE: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm
2 SEE Original: http://www.ao.net/~fmoeller/qum-intr.htm#creases

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