“American Priest, later serving in Switzerland”: On Provenance

By Årstein Justnes and Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg Most of the post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments come with stories. The following list presents information that we have been able to gather about their alleged provenance. The list is organized chronologically, starting with the first frgs surfacing in 2002–3 and ending with frgs that have been “launched”… Read More “American Priest, later serving in Switzerland”: On Provenance

Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments Online: A (Really Exhausting) Guide for the Perplexed

By Årstein Justnes and Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg 2003 “Dead Sea Scrolls Fragment Will Be Publicly Displayed Outside A Museum for the First Time Ever.” PR Newswire, 26 June. → Isa 26:19–27:1 (no DSS F.–number) Davila, Jim. “Now Here’s Something Different.” PaleoJudaica.com, 26 June. → Isa 26:19–27:1 (no DSS F.–number) Davila, Jim. “Hanan Eshel Reports that He… Read More Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments Online: A (Really Exhausting) Guide for the Perplexed

A Lightly Annotated Chronological Bibliography of the Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

[first version: 19 August 2016] 2003 Exhibition Catalogue Biondi, Lee. From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book: A History of the Bible. Dallas, 2003. [“Genesis Commentary”/“Genesis Midrash” = Words from Genesis 22, no DSS F.–number; “Isaiah 26:19–21” = Isa 26:19–27:1, no DSS F.–number] 2004 Exhibition Catalogue Biondi, Lee. The Dead Sea Scrolls to the Bible… Read More A Lightly Annotated Chronological Bibliography of the Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

The Gabriel Stone: A Chronological Bibliography

By Årstein Justnes [first published 2 October 2018] 2007 Yardeni, Ada and Binyamin Elizur. “A First-Century BCE Prophetic Text Written on a Stone: First Publication [Hebrew].” Cathedra 123: 155–66. Knohl, Israel. “In Three Days, You Shall Live.” Ha’aretz, 19 April. Knohl, Israel. “Studies in the Gabriel Revelation [Hebrew].” Tarbiz 76: 303–28. Justnes, Årstein. “Verdens første forskerseminar om… Read More The Gabriel Stone: A Chronological Bibliography

God’s Library, Gabriel’s Stone, and Forgers’ Bookshelves: On Dating, Faking, and Trafficking

University of Agder, Monday 22 October 2018, room A7-006. Programme 10.15–11.30: New Evidence for the Date and Provenance of P.Ryl. 3.457 (P52) Brent Nongbri, Honorary Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney 11.30–11.45: Coffee and tea 11.45–12.30: Historical Contexts of Forgeries: The Philippine-American Case Christa Wirth, University of Agder 12.30–13.30: Lunch 13.30–14.15: Not even close. The… Read More God’s Library, Gabriel’s Stone, and Forgers’ Bookshelves: On Dating, Faking, and Trafficking

“Troubling anomalies”, and elements that raise “questions”, “suspicions”, and “concerns” in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection (Brill, 2016)

By Årstein Justnes This blog post is a supplement to my DSD review of Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis, and Robert Duke (eds), Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection (Publications of Museum of the Bible 1; Leiden: Brill, 2016; hardback, pp. 236; ISBN 9789004321489) It is no secret that I regard all the “Dead… Read More “Troubling anomalies”, and elements that raise “questions”, “suspicions”, and “concerns” in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection (Brill, 2016)

A List of Unprovenanced, Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

[First version: 11 August 2016] [Organized According to the Protestant Old Testament Canon] This list builds upon Eibert Tigchelaar’s authoritative list, “A Provisional List of Unprovenanced, Twenty-First Century, Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments” (version 1.0; April 16, 2016; version 2; September 18, 2016), but is organized differently. Statistical observations NB! Only the fragments that have been… Read More A List of Unprovenanced, Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments