I have been reading up quite a bit the last couple days on the reliability and difference between the Septuagint (LXX) and the Masoretic Text (MT), and have found so much interesting information that I just can't really quite get over it. In any case, I already own the LXX (Brenton) and MT (BHS) for home reading and study but given what I have recently found, I was wondering if anybody knows where I could potentially purchase (hopefully not too expensive) a copy of (at least) the OT texts found among the Dead Sea Scrolls? I don't mind either way if they are in the Paleo Hebrew script or modern Hebrew script. Thanks


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Some of the key ones are available online at http://dss.collections.imj.org.il/ (for free). So if you do not mind digital copies, that may be your best bet at examining them.


The site linked by @ScottS is an excellent resource.

If you want a book with Hebrew text, it will cost you. The standard edition is by Florentino García Martínez and Eibert Tigchelaar, although you might find it cheaper somewhere, or used perhaps.

(Only a small number of the scrolls use paleo-Hebrew script, btw.)

  • To take a peek inside, I found the amazon link here: amazon.com/The-Dead-Scrolls-Study-Edition/dp/… Apr 4, 2015 at 0:00
  • Though I wasn't able to see any actual manuscript text, but it seems that book might be what I am looking for, let me see if I can find a physical copy somewhere. Apr 4, 2015 at 0:01
  • @RaphaelRosch - they're not photographs/plates of the actual manuscripts (the websites linked in other answers will give you some of that) -- they are editions of Hebrew (with English, in that edition) much like BHS is to Codex Leningrad. It's a very good edition.
    – Dɑvïd
    Apr 4, 2015 at 10:00

I originally found this one too: deadseascrolls.org.il but it's not really in the format I would like it in (you can see fragments but they aren't lined up to be legible). I'm including it in case it is useful to anyone.

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