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Dead Sea Scrolls: Linguistic Features
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1. Introduction

In 1947 the first fragments of more than 900 manuscripts were discovered in eleven caves behind Khirbet Qumran at the northwestern edge of the Dead Sea. Most of the manuscripts were written in Hebrew in the Jewish script (Cross 2003; the Palaeo-Hebrew script is also attested), some were written in Aramaic, and a few in Greek. Approximately 25% of the texts are bibl…

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Fassberg, Steven E., “Dead Sea Scrolls: Linguistic Features”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 19 July 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000277>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423

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