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

By Årstein Justnes and Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg [Updated: 24 November 2017] 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… 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 [Still under construction; updated 23 November] 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) 2004… Read More Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments Online: A (Really Exhausting) Guide for the Perplexed

The Museum of the Bible DSS-like Frgs: Written by “the Worn Nibs and Equal Thickness of Strokes Scribal School”? ;-)

We don’t know who wrote the Museum of the Bible Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments, but judging from Ada Yardeni’s observations in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection (Brill, 2016), most of them used reed pens with worn nibs producing strokes of equal thickness. See the table below: Content Designations Ada Yardeni’s remarks about… Read More The Museum of the Bible DSS-like Frgs: Written by “the Worn Nibs and Equal Thickness of Strokes Scribal School”? 😉

The Post-2002 DSS-like Fragments: A Price List

Updated: 18 August (adjusted price info for APU1–5 + prices for Gen 13:1-3; Gen 22; Isa 24,16–17; Isa 26:19–27:1 + additional material concerning Gen 37:26–38 + notes about “a Deut frg” and Lev 20:24) No. Content Designations Asking price Purchase price Dealer/seller ➤ Collector/buyer 1 Gen 13:1–3 2003: $250,000 for 4 frgs: Gen 13:1–3; “Genesis… Read More The Post-2002 DSS-like Fragments: A Price List

The Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments and Bible Study Software

Some of the post-2002 DSS-like fragments have polluted the DSS and Qumran modules (that are based on prof. Martin Abegg’s data) in Accordance, BibleWorks, and Logos both on a corpus and manuscript level. This also has statistical implications. See the following list (where I refer to the modules as they are presented in Accordance): DSS… Read More The Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments and Bible Study Software

Open Lecture by Author and Newsweek Journalist Nina Burleigh (Myren Gård, 14 Sept)

“Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land” Myren Gård, Wednesday 14 September, 18.00 Author and journalist Nina Burleigh will discuss her investigation into the James Ossuary, the so-called first archaeological evidence of Jesus, determined by Israeli authorities to be a forgery. The prosecutor in Jerusalem called the forgery… Read More Open Lecture by Author and Newsweek Journalist Nina Burleigh (Myren Gård, 14 Sept)