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07-15-2006, 03:17 AM
I could not find from Bibleworks 7 database the Biblical Qumran text and
the pseudepigrapha text. Is there a way to find them?

Moon Jung
Sogang Univ, Seoul, Korea

Joan Korte
07-15-2006, 09:02 AM
You can find the pseudepigrapha here to download as a user made database:


And if you are referring to the Qumran Sectarian Manuscripts, that is a module for Bibleworks that you can purchase. It's the QSM module in their list of products. Hope that helps.

Dale A. Brueggemann
07-15-2006, 09:31 AM
I could not find... the Biblical Qumran text

BW 7 does not have the Qumran biblical texts, only the sectarian texts, such as the Damascus Document, Rule of the Congregation, the Peshers, the Hymans, and so forth.

07-15-2006, 05:18 PM
The "sectarian" texts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are available in many print formats as well as in a few electronic formats (including BibleWorks, Logos, Accordance and Brill's own interface).

As far as I know the biblical texts are not available electronically, and the only print versions are published in the expensive Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/oclc/8780634) series, published by Oxford. (Though there is the "ecclectic" English translation of the Old Testament as found at Qumran in The Dead Sea Scrolls Bible (http://www.worldcatlibraries.org/wcpa/oclc/41076443).)

Does anyone out there on the forum know of any electronic versions of the biblical texts? Has anyone out there even heard the faintest whisper of a rumor that these texts will one day be available electronically?

07-15-2006, 05:50 PM
I've heard that J. VanderKam (or possibly E. Ulrich) is working on a book that will be similiar to the two volume set by Martinex and Tigchelaar on the biblical texts. It would be a welcome addition that might be made available electronically... but I'm still holding my breath for NW Inscriptions, the Peshitta, the Mishnah, and JM Hebrew grammar--items that are already available electronically. :)

07-25-2006, 06:49 PM
This is Moon Jung, who initiated this thread.

I attended SBL, international, Edinburgh. There
Accordance relieased a new version of its Bible software.
They claimed that Accordance has a electronic database of
almost all Biblical Qumran texts.

Moon Jung
Seoul, Korea

07-25-2006, 07:09 PM
Hmmm... I've seen the sectarian manuscripts for Accordance, but I have not seen any advertisements for biblical texts. It would be good to know if this is something that will be made available. Perhaps BibleWorks can get on board if it is!

07-26-2006, 11:19 AM
I have finished the Testaments of the 12 Patriarchs and have submitted it to Bible Works but I do not know their plans.