A Reconsideration of Manuscripts Classified as Scrolls of the Twelve Minor Prophets (XII)

Philippe Guillaume


There are substantially fewer mss. of “The Twelve” in
Qumran than usually assumed. Moreover, none of the mss. transmitting the
complete collection of the XII is earlier than the first century BCE. The
formation of a single collection including the twelve prophetic books is later
than often claimed, and the question of whether the anthology of the XII
originated in Jerusalem or Alexandria remains open.

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