Biblical Commentaries at Qumran

4Q166 a fragment of commentary on Hosea in the Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibit

Among the texts found, between 1947 and 1960, at Kirbet Qumran (the Dead Sea Scrolls) were a number of commentaries explaining biblical texts. The comments tell us much about the views of the sect who produced the scrolls. Commentaries, or parts of commentaries, have been found on several prophets:

The best known of these is on Habakkuk from Cave One. There is however no trace of comment on Amos. The texts date from the end of the third century BCE to 70AD.


This page is part of the Hypertext Bible Commentary - Amos,

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