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The first discoveries of Dead Sea Scrolls in 1947 included two copies of the book of Isaiah (1QIsaa and 1QIsab). It was immediately apparent that the transmission of the text of the biblical books in the lateSecond Temple period was a far more complex affair than had been previously recognized. This short article will attempt to draw out some key challenges which have arisen from the so-called biblical manuscripts found in the Qumran caves.