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5.1 Textual History of Samuel
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Part of 5 Samuel–Kings

5.1.1 Extant Witnesses

The oldest manuscripts of the book of Samuel derive from the second half of the Second Temple period: 4QSamb (5.3.1.3), the oldest Hebrew manuscript, is dated paleographically to approximately 250 b.c.e.,1 4QSamc (5.3.1.4) to approximately 100–75 b.c.e.,2 and 4QSama (5.3.1.2) to approximately 50–25 b.c.e.3 No date was assigned to 1QSam (5.3.1.1) in the official publication,4 but it is inscribed i…

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Ulrich, Eugene, “5.1 Textual History of Samuel”, in: Textual History of the Bible, General Editor Armin Lange. Consulted online on 27 February 2024 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2452-4107_thb_COM_0005010000>
First published online: 2020



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