American Schools of Oriental Research
Palestine Archaeological Museum


DISCOVERIES IN THE JUDAEAN DESERT OF JORDAN: IV



The Psalms Scroll of
Qumrân Cave 11

(11QPsa)

By

J. A. Sanders



CLARENDON PRESS: OXFORD

1965



CONTENTS

TABLE OF PLATES

xi

I. INTRODUCTION

A. DATA, CONTENTS, AND INDEX

B. PALAEOGRAPHY

C. ORTHOGRAPHY

D. SURFACE OBSERVATIONS

3

6

9

13


II. TEXT


TRANSCRIPTION AND APPARATUS

SIGLA, ABBREVIATIONS AND SIGNS

17

18


III. THE APOCRYPHAL COMPOSITIONS


Nos. I, II, and III of the Five Syriac Apocryphal Psalms
    Ps. 151 A, B--(Syriac) Ps. I - Col. XXVIII, ll. 3-14
    (Syriac) Ps. II - Col. XVIII
    (Syriac) Ps. III - Col. XXIV, ll. 3-17
Plea for Deliverance - Col. XIX
Sirach 51:13 ff - Col. XXI, ll. 11-17, Col. XXII, l. 1
Apostrophe to Zion - Col. XXII, ll. 1-15
Hymn to the Creator - Col. XXVI, ll. 9-15
David's Compositions - Col. XXVII, ll. 2-11

INDEX OF HEBREW WORDS IN THE APOCRYPHALS
53

54
64
70

76
79
85
89
91

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TABLE OF PLATES

I.


II.

III.

IV-XVII.

a. The scroll before unrolling, 10 November, 1961
b. The scroll partially unrolled, 16 November, 1961

Unrolling completed, 20 November 1961. 11QPs a Col. XXIII

Fragments A, B, C, and D of 11QPs a

Columns I-XXVIII of 11QPs a