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Introduction to the Glossary of Terms Go to Glossary Quick Index A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W XYZ This Glossary contains specialized terms for both scroll scholarship and Eastern Mediterranean archaeology Its technical contents are based on at least four specific sources I have rewritten and reinterpreted the information in these sources as I deemed necessary Any errors I have introduced into these definitions are my own and the authors listed here bear no responsibility for my errors 1 The Glossary available in the on-line exhibit of the Dead Sea Scrolls sponsored by the Library of Congress LoC Glossary on-line--the Library of Congress contribution is limited to artifacts and topics covered in the exhibit it hosted for the Israel Antiquities Authority For a criticique of this exhibition by a well respected scroll scholar with no connection to the Israel Antiquities Authority or the current International Team of Editors see Norman Golbs Letter dated January 14 1994 to Ms Melissa Leventon the Curator of the Exhibit and Mr Harry S Parker III the Director of the de Young Museum in San Francisco the third stop on the Exhibits United States tour The letter was reprinted in The Aspin Institute Quarterly v62 Spring 1994 pp 79-98 2 Norman Golb Who Wrote the Dead Scrolls The Search for the Secret of Qumran New York Touchstone 1995 His Glossary is very comprehensive in its coverage of numerous terms relevant to broad aspects of Judaism and the specialized language of scroll scholarship in general as well as to Dead Sea Scroll scholarship in particular 3 W Harold Mare The Archaeology of the Jerusalem Area Grand Rapids 1987 which contains a good sampling of the specialized archaeological terminology applicable to sites in the Eastern Mediterranean dating to the Old
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