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 22”; Isa 24:16–17; Isa 26:19–27:1 (William Kando)
2 Words from Genesis 22 dss01
“Genesis Midrash”

2003: $250,000 for 4 frgs: Gen 13:1–3; “Genesis 22”; Isa 24:16–17; Isa 26:19–27:1 (William Kando)

2004: $680,000 (William Noah & James Ferrell?)

7 Gen 37:26–38 “Butterfly fragment”  2008: $1.2 million  (William Kando) [Ganor acc to Estrin 2013]

2011: $42 mill
(William Kando) [Fields 2011]

2011 → : $35–70 million  (William Kando)

12 Exod 18:6–8
[Tigchelaar: Hab 2:1–3?]
APU1
DSS F.151 (Unid) [earlier: DDS F.Exod1]
 Feb 2009: $145,000  (Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers) [PaleoJudaica.com] 2009: $1,38 million  (total price of fragments APU1–5)

William Kando ➤ Lee Biondi ➤
Azusa Pacific University

[Estrin 2013]

15 Lev 10:4–7 APU2
DSS F.152 (Lev1)
2009: $1,38 millon  (total price of fragments APU1–5)

William Kando ➤ Lee Biondi ➤
Azusa Pacific University

[Estrin 2013]

16 Lev 20:24, 18:28–30 Dearing Fragment
DSS F.162 (Lev2)
“That scroll fragment includes passages from chapters 18 and 20 concerning the laws of sexual morality, and carried a special price tag because of the text’s significance” [Bruce McCoy, SWBTS] “[a]  family said it donated $500,000 for the purchase”

[Estrin 2013]

19 Lev 23:38–39 ArugLev frg. a  $20,000  for ArugLev frg. a–c 2005: $3000  for ArugLev frg. a–c

Beduin ➤ Hanan Eshel

20 Lev 23:40–44, 24:16–19 ArugLev frg. b-c  See above See above
? A Deuteronomy frg “… a well-known professor in Jerusalem offered to facilitate the sale of a Deuteronomy fragment to a U.S. dealer for $250,000.” [Estrin 2013]
24 Deut 8:2–5 APU3
DSS F.153 (Deut1)
2009: $1,38 million  (total price of fragments APU1–5)

William Kando ➤ Lee Biondi ➤
Azusa Pacific University (2009)

[Estrin 2013]

29 Deut 27:4–6 APU4
DSS F.154 (Deut2)
2009: $1,38 million  (total price of fragments APU1–5)

William Kando ➤ Lee Biondi ➤
Azusa Pacific University

[Estrin 2013]

41 Neh 3:14–15 MS 5426
DSS F.122 (Neh1)
“well into six figures” (Greatsite.com)
45 Ps 22:4, 6–9, 11–13 Patterson Fragment
DSS F.165 (Ps1)
3 Sept 2010: A gift

William Kando ➤ Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary

47 Isa 24:16–17 dss04  2003: $250,000 for 4 frgs: Gen 13:1–3; “Genesis 22”; Isa 24:16–17; Isa 26:19–27:1 (William Kando)

2004: $470,000 (William Noah & James Ferrell?)

48 Isa 26:19–27:1 dss02 2003: $250,000 for 4 frgs: Gen 13:1–3; “Genesis 22”; Isa 24:16–17; Isa 26:19–27:1 (William Kando)

2004: $580,000 (William Noah & James Ferrell?)

55 Dan 5:13–16 APU5
DSS F.155 (Dan1)
 Feb 2009: $275,000  (Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers) [PaleoJudaica.com] 2009: $1,38 million  (total price of fragments APU1–5)

William Kando ➤ Lee Biondi ➤
Azusa Pacific University

[Estrin 2013]

67 1 En. 8:4–9:3 MS 4612/12
DSS F.125 (En2)
  2009: 700 000 NOK

William Kando  ➤ Schøyen Collection

Scraps Unidentified (Greek and/or Hebrew letters?) 3 frgs plus 2 frag. sets, totaling 15 frgs  2016: $1 million  (Les Eluminures)

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