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This chapter explains the various possibilities for the reconstruction of the damaged Psalter and Psalm manuscripts. Scientifically developed 1Q cave at Qumran were found fragments of three Psalm manuscripts 1Q10, 1Q11 and 1Q12 in 1949-1951. In February 1952, Bedouin discovered 2Q cave. It contained the remaining 33 manuscripts, including a 34 Psalm manuscript. The chapter also explains about 3Q cave, 4Q cave, 5Q cave, 6Q cave, 8Q cave and 11Q cave, of the manuscripts. Yigael Yadin with his team discovered a fragment of text from Psalm Ps 15.1 to 16.1 in Nahal Hever as a part of archaeological excavation in 1960-1961. During a scientific excavation in 1963 Yadin and his team found two Psalm manuscripts in buried casemates on Masada. This chapter describes the fundamental importance for the assessment and further content analysis of Psalm manuscripts from the Judean desert. The original text of the chapter is in German.

Keywords: Judaean desert; Masada; Nahal Hever; Psalm manuscript; Psalter manuscript



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