Thursday, March 17, 2005

Dead Dea Scroll Scribal Font

Jack Kilmon has created what he calls the Dead Dea Scroll Scribal Font, based on the Hebrew in 1QISa ("The Great Isaiah Scroll"):

I designed this font because I saw a need for it in DSS scholarship. In the past, publications on scroll material publish the Hebrew text in modern Hebrew and then gives transliterations and translations. It is my opinion that if the original scribal hand is used, students in the classroom will build a better familiarity with the ancient script.
He has created several other fonts which are also available on his website.

Below is an example of the DSS Scribal Font using my Hebrew name אליהו בן אברהם ושרה:


The background image on this page is a Hebrew translation of the verse from Bob Dylan's song  It's Alright, Ma (I'm Only Bleeding), from which the title of this blog is taken. Translation courtesy of Yoram Aharon of Hod-HaSharon's page--found via YudelLine-- which has many Dylan lyrics in Hebrew.