The Book of Job Scroll (11Q10 Plates 623, 626, 630) was found in Qumran Cave 11. The manuscript’s fragments contain the last seven chapters of the translation – Targum of the Book of Job from Hebrew into Aramaic. This manuscript dates back to the second half of second century B.C.E.
The text contained on the fragments of this reproduction corresponds to Job 23-33, 36:7-16 in the Book of Job fount in the Old Testament.
Partial Translation, as follows:
1. Kings sitting o[n their thrones, and all] his [fr]iends will be exalted in safety
2. 36:8 And even with those bound in [chains, hel]d in the cords of the poor.
3. 9 And He shows them the[ir] works [and] their [iniquities] because they exalted themselves. 10 And he will open
4. their ears for instruction, and s[ay to them:] If they turn from their evil deeds,
5. 11 If they listen and do[, they shall complete] their days in goodness, and their years
6. In honour and pleasures. [12 And if] they [do not list]en, they shall fall by the sword
7. and perish without kn[owledge. 13 ] their [h]eart for anger
8. upon them, 14 and [ ] their [vil]lage by killers.
9. 15 And He delivers [the] p[oor ] of their ears.
10. [16 ] not [ ]
- Display / Frame – Acrylic Frame
- Artifact dated between late second century and early first century B.C.E.
- Artifact location: IAA, Israel Museum
- Dimensions of original:
- IAA Access Number – 564386, 564388, 564392
- Portion in Bible – Job 23-33, 36:7-16
- Replica size – 118 %
- Site of Origin Qumran, Cave 11
- Weight: 1 lbs
- Width: 17.7 inches
- Height: 5.7 inches
- Depth: 0.5 inch