Re: A question about Qumran (off list)

From: Jeffrey B. Gibson (
Date: Fri Mar 24 2000 - 08:50:08 EST

<x-charset iso-8859-1>Juan Stam wrote:

> I have a question I have tried to figure out for years without success, and
> don't know where else to direct it than B-Greek, though it is about DSS
> rather than GNT. If anyone can help me, off-list, I will be extremely
> grateful.
> My problem is that the titles (or classification) of the Qumran documents is
> not consistent from translator to translator, or when the
> code-identification is the same, and even the sub-clasification (columns,
> verses, or whatever) they are often totally different. This is true
> especially in the Psalms (Hodayoth). I use Florentino GarcĖa Martinez,
> Vermes, Burroughs and Gaster. The later three often correspond, but the
> Psalms in Garcia Martinez seem totally different.
> Can anyone explain to me why this is so, or how I can find corresponding
> passages in the different translations? Is this explained in any of the
> Qumran literature?
> Thank you for forgiving a non-GNT question and many thanks for any help
> (off-line)

Assuming that others would be interested in this, there is a list dedicated to the
DSS where you should take your question: Orion. I don't have the URL at hand, but you
can find it at Mark Goodacre's New Testament Gateway.



Jeffrey B. Gibson
7423 N. Sheridan Road #2A
Chicago, Illinois 60626

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