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Caves and Contents (Cave 6)

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Caves and Contents

 

Cave 6

Cave 6 contained Biblical works, hymns and other prayers and sectarian documents. It was found by Bedouin.

Contents found in Cave 6:
6Q1: Paleo-Genesis
6Q2: Paleo-Leviticus
6Q3: Deuteronomy
6Q4: Kings
6Q6: Canticles
6Q7: Daniel
6Q8: Enoch Giants
6Q9: Samuel-Kings
6Q10: Prophecy
6Q11: Allegory of the Vine
6Q12: Apocyrphal Prophecy
6Q13: Priestly prophet
6Q14: Apocalypse
6Q15: Damascus Document
6Q16: Benediction
6Q17: Calendrical Document
6Q18: Hymn
6Q19: Genesis
6Q20: Deuteronomy
6Q21: Prophetic text?
6Q22-6QX2: Unclassified

 

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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