Dating of the dead sea scrolls
Specifically, the nearly intact Great Isaiah Scroll is almost identical to the most recent manuscript version of the Masoretic text from the 900's AD.
(Scholars have discovered a handful of spelling and tense-oriented scribal errors, but nothing of significance.) In light of Isaiah's rich Messianic prophecy, we thought it would be rewarding to reproduce a portion of the English translation of the actual Hebrew text found in the Great Isaiah Scroll.
Since that time, approximately 17 other fragments of Isaiah scripture have been discovered in other caves at Qumran.
As far as dating, it appears that pieces of the Great Isaiah Scroll (1Qls-a) have been carbon-14 dated at least four times, including a study at the University of Arizona in 1995 and a study at ETH-zurich in 1990-91.
A number of scholars, from a number of religions and professional disciplines, have analyzed this major find.
In this post I want to attempt to set out Doudna’s explanation of how dating the scrolls went (in his view) so wrong.
And they gave wicked ones to be his grave and [a scribbled word probably accusative sign "eth"] rich ones in his death 17.
although he worked no violence neither deceit in his mouth And YHWH was pleased to crush him and He has caused him grief. If you will appoint his soul a sin offering he will see his seed and he will lengthen his days and the pleasure of YHWH 19. Of the toil of his soul he shall see and he shall be satisfied and by his knowledge shall he make righteous 20.
In the 1990s Doudna raised the question of whether the Qumran cave scrolls had been deposited as late as the first century CE.