The focus of this study is the biblical Dead Sea Scrolls, 65 years after their discovery near the Dead
Sea, with the purpose of improving our understanding of the text of Hebrew Scripture. The Qumran finds
(more than 200 fragmentary scrolls) reflect textual plurality, and all the biblical texts were probably
considered authoritative. At the same time, the 25 Scripture scrolls from sites in the Judean Desert outside
Qumran are virtually identical to the medieval MT.
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