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January 2001


Published in Journal of Semitic Studies 36 (2001), pp. 170–172. Copyright © 2001 University of Manchester; published by Oxford University Press.
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This volume is the twenty-fi fth in the series Discoveries in the Judaean Desert (DJD), the vehicle for the publication of the entire Dead Sea scrolls corpus, begun in 1955 by Roland de Vaux of the École Biblique et Archéologique Française and continuing under the editorship of Emanuel Tov of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. This particular volume is edited by Émile Puech of the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifi que in Paris, but also on the faculty of the École Biblique, thus continuing the connection of the École Biblique to the Dead Sea scrolls publication project to the present day. The language of the present volume is French, one of the two offi cial languages of the DJD series.

This volume represents an enormous scholarly accomplishment on the part of Émile Puech, and takes its place proudly among the other volumes of the DJD series, all of which are indispensable tools for those interested in Dead Sea scrolls research.

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