Cookies Policy

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Scribal Practices In The Aramaic Literary Texts From Qumran

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this chapter

+ Tax (if applicable)

Chapter Summary

The Aramaic literary texts form a minority, but a sizeable one, within the whole Qumran collection: about 120 manuscripts, of which some eighty have enough text preserved to allow them to be treated in a meaningful way. The basic questions about 1) the specificity of these texts within the collection, 2) their possible origin at Qumran, and 3) their function within the collection as a whole, are still unresolved. Perhaps a look at the scribal practices reflected in the manuscripts of the Aramaic compositions could help us somehow to answer these questions. Emanuel Tov has not dealt specifically with the texts written in Aramaic, but put them in the same category as the Hebrew texts. These Aramaic compositions were part and parcel of the religious literature of the time. Their presence in the collection from Qumran shows us that this religious literature deeply influenced the thinking of the group.

Keywords: Aramaic literary texts; Emanuel Tov; Hebrew texts; Qumran; religious literature; scribal practices



Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
    Myths, Martyrs, and Modernity  — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation