Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments: Number of Lines, Measurements, and (Some) Images [preliminary list]

Updated: July 23, 2017

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).


Bibliography

Charlesworth, James H. “What Is a Variant? Announcing a Dead Sea Scrolls Fragment of Deuteronomy.” Maarav 16 (2009): 201–12.

Charlesworth, James H. “Jeremiah 48:29-31a [Provisional Research Report].” May, 2010.

Elgvin, Torleif, Kipp Davis, and Michael Langlois, eds. Gleanings From the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts from The Schøyen Collection. LTST 71. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark, 2016.

Eshel, Hanan, Yosi Baruchi, and Roi Porat. “Fragments of a Leviticus Scroll (ArugLev) Found in the Judean Desert in 2004.” DSD 13 (2006): 55-60.

Eshel, Esther, and Hanan Eshel. “A Preliminary Report on Seven New Fragments from Qumran.” Meghillot 5-6 (2007): 271-78.

_____. “New Fragments from Qumran: 4QGenf, 4QIsab, 4Q226, 8QGen, and XQpapEnoch.” DSD 12 (2005): 134–57.

Eshel, Esther, Hanan Eshel, and Magen Broshi. “A New Fragment of XJudges.” DSD 14 (2007): 354–57.

Fields, Weston. “Dead Sea Scrolls: Significance of the Latest Developments.” The Lanier Library Lecture Series 04/16/11.

Johnson, Michael B. “A Case Study in Professional Ethics Concerning Secondary Publications of Unprovenanced Artefacts: The New Edition DSS F.Instruction1.” Distant Worlds Journal 2 (2017): 28–42.

Puech, Emile. “Notes sur le manuscrit des Juges 4Q50a.” RevQ 21:315–19.

_____. “Un nouveau fragment 7a de 4QGn-Exa = 4QGen-Ex 1 et quelques nouvelles lectures et identifications du manuscrit 4Q1.” RdQ 25/97 (2011): 103–11.

Tov, Emanuel, Kipp Davis, and Robert Duke, eds. Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection. Publications of Museum of the Bible 1. Leiden: Brill, 2016.

Unknown, Dead Sea Scrolls & The Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures: Exhibition Catalogue (Texas: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, 2012).

No. Content Designations
Lines and Measurements
Images
1 Gen 13:1–3  3 lines
? x 1.1 (?) cm


2 Words from Genesis 22 dss01
“Genesis Midrash”
4 lines
2 x 2.5 cm
Colour 6/6/13
3 Gen 31:23–25?, 32:3–6 motb.scr.000124
DSS F.191 (Gen2)
8 lines (2 cols)
a. 5.1 x 7.4 cm
b. 1.95 x 2.1 cm
c. 1.95 x 1.75 cm
Colour [1] [2]
4 Gen 33:19–34:2  3 lines
4 x 6 cm

5 Gen 36:7–16 MS 4612/4
DSS F.101 (Gen1)
8 lines
3.4 x 2.2 cm
6 Gen 37:8 MS 5439/1
DSS F.102 (RP1)
1 line
2.9 x 7.4 cm
Colour
7 Gen 37:26–38 “Butterfly fragment”  3 cols, 22 lines(?) (Fields)
22 x 40 cm
8 Exod 3:13–15 MS 4612/2a
DSS F.103 (Exod3)

4 lines
2.5 x 2.3 cm

9 Exod 5:9–14 MS 4612/2b
DSS F.104 (Exod4)

5 lines
3.1 x 4.0 cm

10 Exod 16:10 MS 4612/2c
DSS F.105 (Exod5)
2 lines
1.3 x 2.1 cm
11 Exod 17:4–7 motb.scr.000120
DSS F.192 (Exod6)
5 lines
3.27 x 3.05 cm
12 Exod 18:6–8
[Tigchelaar: Hab 2:1–3?]
APU1
DSS F.151 (Unid) [earlier: DDS F.Exod1]
 3 lines(?) Visible Light Image
13 Exod 23:8–10 Mora fragment
DSS F.161 (Exod2)
  3 lines
3.2 x 5.75 cm
14 Lev 1:2–5 Lev 1:2–5 Bar Kochba
15 Lev 10:4–7 APU2
DSS F.152 (Lev1)
 5 lines Visible Light Image
16 Lev 20:24, 18:28–30 Dearing Fragment
DSS F.162 (Lev2)
 4 lines
2.5 x 6.5 cm
17 Lev 23:4(?) motb.scr.000122
DSS F.193 (Lev5)
  4 lines
2.5 x 2.0 cm
18 Lev 23:24–28 ncf.scr.004742
DSS F.203 (Lev6)
 4 lines
2.05 x 2.48 cm
19 Lev 23:38–39 ArugLev frg. a   4 lines
3.5 x 3.5 cm
Colour
20 Lev 23:40–44, 24:16–19 ArugLev frg. b-c  2 cols, 9 + 5 lines
6 x 5.5 cm
Colour
Infrared
21 Num 8:3–5 motb.scr.003173
DSS F.194 (Num2)
 4 lines
2.5 x 4.4 cm
22 Num 16:2–5 MS 4612/5
DSS F.107 (Num1)
 4 lines
2.1 x 3.3 cm
23 Deut 6:1–2 MS 5214/1
DDS F.108 (Deut5)
 3 lines
1.5 x 3 cm
24 Deut 8:2–5 APU3
DSS F.153 (Deut1)
 7 lines Visible Light Image
25 Deut 9:25–10:1 DSS F.163 (Deut3) 10 lines
7.8 x 8.5 cm
26 Deut 12:11–14 Dearing Fragment
DSS F.164 (Deut4)
7 lines
7.1 x 6.8 cm
27 Deut 19:13–15  3 lines
28 Deut 23:3–4 dss03  3 lines Colour
29 Deut 27:4–6 APU4
DSS F.154 (Deut2)
 4 lines Maarav 2009
Visible Light Image (APU)
Colour image (APU)
30 Deut 32:5–9 MS 5214/2
DSS F.109 (Deut6)
5 lines
3.8 x 3.8 cm
31 Judg 1:10–12  XJudg frg. 1 6 lines
2.8 x 6.9 cm
32 Judg 4:6–8  XJudg frg. 7 6 lines
4.5 x 2.9 cm
33 Judg 19:10–13, 23–28 2 cols
4.5 x 11 cm
34 Ruth 2:1–2 MS 5441
DDS F.120 (Ruth1)
3 lines
5.7 x 4.1 cm
35 1 Sam 2:11–14 MS 4612/10
DSS F.112 (Sam1)
 4 lines
2.2 x 2.7 cm
36 1 Sam 5:10–11 MS 5480
DSS F.113 (Sam2)
2 lines
1.3 x 2.1 cm
37 2 Sam 20:22–24 MS 5233/1
DSS F.114 (Sam3)
3 lines
1.6 x 2.1 cm
38 1 Kgs 13:20–22 DSS F.170 (Kings)  3 lines
2.3 x 1.6 cm
39 1 Ks 16:23–26 MS 5440
DSS F.115 (Kgs1)
4 lines
2.7 x 3.1 cm
40 Neh 2:13–16 motb.scr.003175
DSS F.201 (Neh2)
4 lines
2.1 x 3.4 cm
 Colour
41 Neh 3:14–15 MS 5426
DSS F.Neh1, DSS F.122 (Neh1)
4 lines
3 x 4.3 cm
Colour [1] [2]
Infrared [1] [2]
42 Ps 9:10, 12–13 MS 5233/2
DSS F.118 (Ps2)
3 lines
1.4 x 3.7 cm
43 Ps 11:1–4 motb.scr.000121
DSS F.199 (Ps3)
4 lines
2.3 x 1.4 cm
44 Ps 11:1–3 3 lines
45 Ps 22:4, 6–9, 11–13 Patterson Fragment
DSS F.165 (Ps1)
6 lines
2.9 x 2.6 cm
46 Prov 4:23–5:1 MS 4612/11
DSS F.119 (Prov1)
4 lines
2.4 x 4.7 cm
47 Isa 24:16–17 dss04

2 lines
? x 2.7 (?) cm

Colour
48 Isa 26:19–27:1 dss02 5 lines
? x 3.7 (?) cm
Infrared
49 Isa 28:23–29  9 lines
5.3 x 4.7 cm
50 Jer 3:15–19 MS 4612/9
DSS F.116 (Jer1)
6 lines
5.3 x 6.2 cm
51 Jer 23:6–9 motb.scr.003172
DSS F.195 (Jer2)
7 lines Colour and Infrared
52 Jer 24:6–7  3 lines
53 Jer 48:29–31 DSS F.156 (Jer3) 3 lines
2.0 x 1.7 cm
Colour
Colour and Infrared
54 Ezek 28:22 motb.scr.003174
DSS F.196 (Ezek1)
 2 lines
55 Dan 5:13–16 APU5
DSS F.155 (Dan1)
 5 lines Visible Light Image
56 Dan 6:22–24 DSS F.166 (Dan2)  4 lines
2.5 x 6 cm
57 Dan 7:18–19 DSS F.167 (Dan3) 3 lines
1.2 x 1.6 cm
58 Dan 10:18–20 motb.scr.003170
DSS F.200 (Dan6)
 3 lines
59 Joel 4:9–10  4 lines
1.2 x 2.2 cm
60 Amos 3:4–5 3 lines(?) YouTube
Colour
Infrared
61 Amos 7:17–8:1 (3 frgs) DSS F.181 (Amos1)  3 lines
a-b. 4.5 x 2.2 cm
c. 1.1 x 1.4 cm
Colour [1] [2]
Black & white
62 Jona 4:2–5 motb.scr.003171
DSS F.197 (Jon1)
 4 lines Black & white
63 Mic 1:4–6 motb.scr.003183
DSS F.198 (Mic1)
 4 lines Colour
64 Tob 7:1–3 XpapTobit ar  4 lines
65 Tob 14:3–4 MS 5234
DSS F.123 (Tob1)
 7 lines
6.8 x 2.2 cm
Colour
66 1 En. 7:1–5 MS 4612/8
DSS F.124 (En1)
  5 lines
3.8 x 5.3 cm
Infrared from l.4
67 1 En. 8:4–9:3 MS 4612/12
DSS F.125 (En2)

5 lines
5.8 x 4.3 cm

68 1 En. 106:19–107:1 MS 4612/6
DSS F.126 (En3)
  3 lines
2.9 x 8.3 cm
69 = 4Q418 ii 4–5 motb.scr.000123
DSS F.202 (Instr1)
2 lines
1.56 x 4.65 cm
70 “4Q418”
71 Fragment with text from the Temple Scroll
72 Fragment with text from the Temple Scroll  7 x 7.5 cm (?)
73 CommGen A MS 5095/7
DSS F.130 (CommGen)
 2 lines
a. 2 x 1 cm
b. 0.7 x 1.5 cm
c. 0.5 x 1.5 cm
74 Unidentified MS 5439/2
DSS F.132
 4 lines
2 x 1.7 cm
Colour
75 Unidentified The Loveless fragment
DSS F.168 (Text1)
  5 lines
2.2 x 3.5 cm
76 Unidentified (Greek and Aramaic text?) W17  7 lines(?)
1 x 1 cm
 Black & white
Scraps Unidentified (Greek and Hebrew?) “3 frgs plus 2 frag. sets, totaling 15 frgs”  Black & white

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