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The Hodayot (Thanksgiving Psalms)

The Hodayot (Thanksgiving Psalms): a study edition of 1QHa

Eileen M. Schuller
Carol A. Newsom
  • Book Info
    The Hodayot (Thanksgiving Psalms)
    Book Description:

    1QHodayota is recognized as one of the most important of the Dead Sea Scrolls and key to understanding the specific worldview and piety of the Qumran community. It contains a collection of psalms giving thanks for deliverance, salvation, knowledge, and divine mercy. This volume contains the text of the reconstructed scroll of 1QHodayota published in Discoveries in the Judaean Desert volume 40 and the English translation from that volume, lightly revised. It provides the most up-to-date, accessible, and inexpensive access to the text, translation, and official numbering of the columns and lines of 1QHa.

    eISBN: 978-1-58983-693-8
    Subjects: Religion

Table of Contents

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  1. Table of Contents
    (pp. vii-viii)
  2. Preface
    (pp. ix-x)
    Eileen M. Schuller and Carol A. Newsom
  3. Abbreviations
    (pp. xii-xii)
  4. Introduction
    (pp. 1-12)

    One of the scrolls that was found by the Bedouin in Cave 1 and purchased in November 1947 by Eleazar Sukenik for the Hebrew University was a collection of approximately thirty poems similar to the biblical psalms. Since the majority of them begin with the phrase “I thank you, Lord” (אודכה אדוני), Sukenik designated this “The Thanksgiving Scroll” (מגילת ההודיות), and the poems themselves came to be called “Hodayot” (in English, Thanksgiving Psalms or Thanksgiving Hymns). The photos and a transcription of this scroll, designated 1QHa, were published in The Dead Sea Scrolls of the Hebrew University.¹ When archaeologists excavated...

  5. Hebrew Text and English Translation
    (pp. 13-86)