In the spring of 1956, a comprehensive inventory of the manuscripts from Qumran Cave 4 was prepared which established the manuscript assignments for each of the members of the first editorial team. The manuscripts numbered 4Q521-4Q579 were assigned to Jean Starcky. Unfortunately Pere Starcky died before publishing his allotment, which included primarily parabiblical and pseudepigraphic compositions in Hebrew or Aramaic. Though quite amorphous in character, the group reflects the interest in biblical themes and liturgy characteristic of Second Temple period Judaism. In this volume, Emile Puech presents a critical text edition of the Hebrew manuscripts from this corpus. His edition of the Aramaic texts is scheduled to appear as Discoveries in the Judaean Desert Volume XXXI.
Emile Puech is Director of Research, Centre Nationale de la Recherche Scientifique, and is currently at the Ecole Biblique et Archeologique Francaise, Jerusalem
TABLE DES FIGURES ET PLANCHES; FOREWORD; PREFACE; ABREVIATIONS; TEXTES; CONCORDANCE DES MOTS; INDEX DES SIGNES; PLANCHES (TABLE OF PLATES; FOREWORD; INTRODUCTION; ABBREVIATIONS; TEXTS; CONCORDANCES; PLATES)