Thursday, June 25, 2009

Dispraxis was edited

Recent changes on Dispraxis

Page Damascus Document Sneak Peek

edited by John F. Felix (diagroup@)
The Dead Sea Scrolls interlinear
The "sneak peek" is now available here in .pdf format:
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The Damascus Document (CD)
The Damascus Document (Covenant of Damascus) was known from the Cairo geniza before the discovery of the DSS in the caves of Qumram. Considered by the supposed Qumram sect as extremely important to their religious way of life, it probably began as a religious treatise expanded to include rules and commentary for the group over a span of time.
This new interlinear
Fortunately there are e-texts available for the DSS sectarian documents. I am eagerly awaiting the release of an e-text of the Dead Sea Scrolls Bible, due sometime soon (I hope). However, there is as yet no good electronic wedding of the DSS to an English interlinear or translation, although there are two popular print English translations recommended:
The Dead Sea Scrolls, A New Translation, Revised Edition by Michael O. Wise, Martin G. Abegg, Jr., and Edward M. Cook, HarperSanFrancisco, 1996, 2005.
The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English, Revised Edition by Geza Vermes, Penguin Books, 1962-2004.
Each version above is represented in this interlinear sneak peek, which are for my own use. The third column is my own translation.
About the sneak peek PDF file
The DSS are not arranged into chapter and verse, but rather column and line, so the system has been altered in the Excel file used to produce this text. The Hebrew or Aramaic is unpointed, but pointed lexical entries are given, as well as the GK numbers, if applicable, and I am also disambiguating the Louw-Nida numbers.
This interlinear is literally pressing the limits of what I am capable of as an amateur Biblical scholar!
The CD Interlinear and this page Copyright (c) 2009 by John F. Felix. All rights reserved.

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