Daniel Scroll Nomenclature

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The Book of Daniel & The Dead Sea Scrolls (continued…)

Nomenclature of the Dead Sea Scrolls

Naming Convention


4Q = Cave Four (4) at Qumran (there are 11 caves in total)

Dan = Name of the document (Daniel)

a = Each copy of the document (a = first copy, b = second, etc.)

There are two naming conventions. The method above incorporates a ‘popular’ name, but each is also assigned a number—which makes possible the listing of unidentified documents. Where possible, I've shown this notation in parenthesis. In this example, the document is also known as 1Q71.

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