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Dead Sea Scroll



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Description:
Many of the Dead Sea Scrolls are written in the Late Semitic script. However, the second word from the right on the bottom line is the Tetragrammaton (YHVH/Yahweh - the name of God) written in the middle Semitic script. This was commonly done in order to preserve the more ancient form of the name.

Era:
Late Semitic Script

Image Credit:
Unknown

Date of Inscription:
c. 100 BCE

Location of Discovery:
Dead Sea Caves, Israel

Date of Discovery:
c. 1950 CE

Current Location:
?

Language:
Hebrew

Writing Surface:
Leather

Transliteration:
TBD

Translation:
TBD

Comments:
While the text is written in a late Semitic script, the second word from the right on the bottom line is the Tetragrammaton (YHVH/Yahweh - the name of God) written in middle Semitic script. This was commonly done in order to preserve the more ancient form of the name. For a similar occurence in the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible see this example from the Septuagint.






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