Dead Sea Scrolls: Orthography and Scribal Practices
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The more than 210 biblical texts found in Qumran do not share any major textual, linguistic, or scribal characteristics; they were written in different periods and at different places, and are textually and linguistically heterogeneous. This entry refers only to one group of Qumran texts, with features that are unique among the biblical texts …

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Tov, Emanuel, “Dead Sea Scrolls: Orthography and Scribal Practices”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 25 September 2018 <>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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