“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 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

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

“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

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

Exhibitions Featuring Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

By Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg [First published: 27 May 2018] Between 2002 and 2018, there have been more than 40 exhibitions of post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments, mostly in the United States, but also in Singapore, the Vatican, and in South America. The table below is an attempt to list all the exhibits that have featured… Read More Exhibitions Featuring Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments