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Caves and Contents (Cave 5)

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Caves and Contents

 

Cave 5

Found near Cave 4 in September 1952, cave 5 was excavated by archaeologists and yielded primarily Biblical texts.

Contents found in Cave 5:
5Q1: Deuteronomy
5Q2: Kings
5Q3: Isaiah
5Q4: Amos
5Q5: Psalms
5Q6: Lamentations
5Q7: Lamentations
5Q8: Phylactery
5Q9: Place Names
5Q10: Apocryphon of Malachi
5Q11: Rule of the Community
5Q12: Damascus Document
5Q13: Rule
5Q14: Curses
5Q15: New Jerusalem
5Q16-25: unclassified
5QX1: Leather fragment

 

Sources

Vermes, Geza. The Complete Dead Sea Scrolls in English. New York: Penguin Press, 1997.

Schiffman, Lawrence and VanderKam, James. The Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Vol. 2. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2000.

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