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Re: orion English Translations of DSS (was Deut

On Tue, 9 Feb 1999 09:58:33 -0500 (EST),  kraft@ccat.sas.upenn.edu writes:
>> On Mon, 8 Feb 1999 17:17:15 -0500 (EST),  kraft@ccat.sas.upenn.edu writes:
>> >> >On Sun, 7 Feb 1999 06:52:26 GMT, flintpet@uniserve.com writes:

   [... snip ... noted ...]

>> It might be useful if we outsiders could know just how much more of
>> the text material will be beyond recovery.  We'd not be so likely
>> to hold our breaths waiting...<sG>
>> Tom Simms
>Please see the discussion in W-A-C on pp 11-13 ("Contents"). There you
>will find the explanation: "It is the texts that no one knew existed that
>give the Qumran collection its special quality.... They are the texts that
>are translated here" (13). W-A-C does not attempt to provide translations
>for biblical texts, or for previously known extrabiblical materials such
>as Jubilees and the Enoch texts. Despite the hype, it is not a complete
>translation of "all of the texts," although between it, and the recent
>translations by Garcia Martinez and Vermes, ALMOST everything that is
>non-biblical and translatable is available. I've been preparing a
>comparative list of what is or is not in each of these volumes, but it is
>not yet ready -- if anyone has already done this work, please let us know! 
>(For example, I find no trace of the Micah pesher/commentary 1Q14 & 4Q168
>in W-A-C, but it is translated in Garcia Martinez 193ff and Vermes 472.) 

   Thank you for your most useful answer, Bob.  I was out for part
   of the day, returned to find a swamp of posts, suddenly generated
   from other lists (most just clogging my screen), so my reply is

   My only comment is to note it took three posts to finally get
   your reply, a measure of the problem outside students like myself
   face.  It's a carryover from the bad old days of not laying it
   all out.

   You've done a real service with your answer.  

   Thank you

Tom Simms
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