List of manuscripts from Qumran Cave 8

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List of the manuscripts from Qumran Cave 8
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A view of part of the Temple Scroll that was found in Qumran Cave 11.
MaterialParchment, leather
CreatedEst. 408 BCE to 318 CE
Present locationQumran

The following is a list of the Dead Sea Scrolls from the cave 8 near Qumran.


Wadi Qumran Cave 8, along with caves 7 and 9, was one of the only caves that are accessible by passing through the settlement at Qumran. Carved into the southern end of the Qumran plateau, cave 8 was excavated by archaeologists in 1957. Cave 8 produced five fragments: Genesis (8QGen), Psalms (8QPs), a tefillin fragment (8QPhyl), a mezuzah (8QMez), and a hymn (8QHymn).[1] Cave 8 also produced several tefillin cases, a box of leather objects, tons of lamps, jars, and the sole of a leather shoe.[2][3][4]

List of manuscripts[edit]

Some resources for more complete information on the Dead Sea Scrolls are the book by Emanuel Tov, "Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desert"[5] for a complete list of all of the Dead Sea Scroll texts, as well as the online webpages for the Shrine of the Book[6] and the Leon Levy Collection,[7] both of which present photographs and images of the scrolls and fragments themselves for closer study. Information is not always comprehensive, as content for many scrolls has not yet been fully published.

Fragment or Scroll Identifier Fragment or Scroll Name Alternative Identifier English Bible Association Language Date/Script Description Reference

Qumran Cave 8

8QGen Genesis 8Q1 Genesis 17:12-13, 15, 18-19; 18:20-22, 24-25 Hebrew Herodian [7]
8QPs Psalms 8Q2 Psalm 17:5-9, 14; 18:5-12 Hebrew Herodian [7]
8QPhyl Phylacteries 8Q3 Exodus 13:1-16; 12:43-51; 20:11

Deuteronomy 6:4-5; 6:1-3; 10:20-22; 10:12-19; 5:1-14; 10:13; 11:2-3; 10:21-22; 11:1; 11:6-12

Hebrew 1-100 CE


Fragments from a "Phylactery" [8]
8QMez Mezuzah 8Q4 Deuteronomy 10:1-11:21 Hebrew 30 BCE-68 CE


8QHymn Unidentified hymn 8Q5 Hebrew Herodian Non-biblical composition. [7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Baillet ed. Les 'Petites Grottes' de Qumrân (ed.), 147–62, pl. XXXIXXXV.
  2. ^ Humbert and Chambon, Excavations of Khirbet Qumran and Ain Feshkha, 67.
  3. ^ Garcia Martinez, Florentino and Tigchelaar, Eibert. The Dead Sea Scrolls Study Edition. Vol. 1. 1999.
  4. ^ Fitzmyer, Joseph A. (2008). A Guide to the Dead Sea Scrolls and Related Literature. Grand Rapids, MI: William B. Eerdmans Publishing Company. pp. 104, 109. ISBN 9780802862419.
  5. ^ Tov, Emanuel (2010). Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desert. Brill. ISBN 9789047443797.
  6. ^ "Shrine Of The Book - The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls".
  7. ^ a b c d "Leon Levy Collection". Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. Israel Antiquities Authority. Retrieved 2015-01-22.
  8. ^ a b OakTree Software, Inc. Accordance 10: Bible Software. 2008.

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