1QHodayot is recognized as one of the most important of the Dead Sea Scrolls and key to understanding the specific worldview and piety of its author(s). It contains a collection of psalms giving thanks for deliverance, salvation, knowledge, and divine mercy. This volume contains the text of 1QHodayot published in the definitive 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 1QH.
Eileen M. Schuller is Professor in the Department of Religious Studies at McMaster University. She is co-editor of 1QHodayota and other documents from the Dead Sea Scrolls, the author of The Dead Sea Scrolls: What Have We Learned? (Westminster John Knox, 2006), and the co-editor of The Dead Sea Scrolls: Transmission of Traditions, Production of Texts (Brill, 2010). Carol A. Newsom is Charles Howard Candler Professor of Old Testament/Hebrew Bible at Candler School of Theology, Emory University. She is the editor of the Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice and other documents from the Dead Sea Scrolls and the author of The Book of Job: A Contest of Moral Imaginations (Oxford University Press, 2003) and Angelic Liturgy: Songs of the Sabbath Sacrifice (Mohr Siebeck, 1999).
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