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Re: Daniel's dating
>What is the earliest manuscript at Qumran containing the Book of Daniel?
Cleon L. Rogers III, Th.D.
I will need to check the dates, but in the mentime here is the territory
A total of eight Daniel manuscripts were discovered at Qumran. None of
these is complete, but between them they preserve a substantial amount of
the Book of Daniel. Two manuscripts were found in Cave 1, five in Cave 4,
and one (written on papyrus) in Cave 6.
Seven of these manuscripts seem to have contained the entire book of
Daniel in a form very much like that preserved in the received Masoretic
Text, although readings for individual words may differ on occasion. Since
one scroll (4QDan-e) only preserves material from Daniel's Prayer in
chapter 9, it may originally have contained this prayer alone.
Manuscripts of the Book of Daniel at Qumran:
Peter W. Flint
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