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Photo showing part of 1QIsab, Isaiah 57:17 – 59:9.

1QIsab is a fragmentary copy of the Book of Isaiah found at Qumran Cave 1 by Bedouin from the Ta'amireh tribe in 1947.[1] It was discovered along with and grouped and sold together with two other Dead Sea Scrolls, the Thanksgiving Hymn and the War Scroll.[1]


Eleazar Sukenik purchased the scroll from an antiquities dealer in Bethlehem named Faidi Salahi, who had purchased the scroll from the Bedouin, on December 21, 1947.[2] Much of the scroll is dark and blackened, preserved in multiple fragments, and in four major sheets that contain the upper section of the last third of the book.[2] Paleography dates the scroll to the late Hasmonaean or early Herodian period in the first century BCE.[2]


  1. ^ a b Flint, Peter W. (2013). The Dead Sea Scrolls. Nashville, TN: Abingdon Press. pp. 2–6. ISBN 978-0-687-49449-1.
  2. ^ a b c Ulrich, Eugene; Flint, Peter W. (2010). Qumran cave 1. II, The Isaiah scrolls. Ulrich, Eugene; Flint, Peter W.; Abegg, Martin G., Jr. Oxford. pp. 12–13, 21. ISBN 9780199566679. OCLC 708744480.