Keywords

Book of Numbers, Qumran

Abstract

In this paper I examine the significance of the book of Numbers for the covenant community at Qumran. By way of background, I will relate the reason I chose this topic. My assignment as an editor of fragments for DJD is to prepare about sixty plates of miscellaneous and mainly unidentified fragments from Cave 4 at Qumran for publication. While some of these fragments have been identified and have been or will be published by others, I have well over 1,000 fragments with which to work. Most are quite small. Andrew Skinner, a colleague of mine at Brigham Young University, has recently joined me in this task.

Original Publication Citation

Pike, Dana M. "The Book of Numbers at Qumran: Texts and Context," Conference on the texts from the Judean Desert (Leiden : E.J. Brill, 1996)

Document Type

Book Chapter

Publication Date

1996

Publisher

E.J. Brill

Language

English

College

Religious Education

Department

Ancient Scripture

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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