Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

Eric Chaim Kline, Bookseller

The Great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaa) : A New Edition

Leiden: Brill, 1999. First edition thus. Quarto (11-1/2" x 9"). xxv, 109, (1)pp. Pictorial black cloth illustrated and lettered in gilt. The main text consists of 54 black & white facsimile leaves, each with a facing page of its Hebrew text. A fine copy, but ex-library with a rubber stamp on title page and a library pocket on rear pastedown.

This edition comprises new transcriptions of the great Isaiah Scroll (1QIsaᵃ), with photographs and a bibliography. The transcriptions were created from the leather scroll itself which is housed in the Shrine of the Book of the Israel Museum, Jerusalem and from three different sets of photographs. The transcriptions were then checked against enhanced computer images of the John C. Trever negatives, which were scanned into digitized format, manipulated and enhanced to illuminate difficult-to-read characters. The goal of this edition of the transcriptions is to represent the text with the greatest possible accuracy; most emendations by different scribal hands are indicated. It does not, however, indicate all the technical details regarding the corrections. The photographs belong to the S.J. Schweig and the John C. Trever collections. The 25-page bibliography pertains to scholarly materials which deal with 1QIsaᵃ. (Publisher)

Volume 32 of the Brill series, "Studies on the Texts of the Desert of Judah." Item #52906
ISBN: 9789004112773

Price: $125.00

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