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

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

“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

Norwegian Diplomats and the Samuel-b frgs from Qumran that Disappeared

From Weston W. Fields, Dead Sea Scrolls : A Full History: Volume One, 1947–1960 (Leiden: Brill, 2009), 238–39: WWF [Weston W. Fields]: Do you think souvenirs were kept by the team members? JS [John Strugnell]: That is just so foreign to the nature of scholarship. You know, when you say souvenirs or the like, that… Read More Norwegian Diplomats and the Samuel-b frgs from Qumran that Disappeared

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

[First version: 12 August 2016] 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; published version in DSD 24 [2017]: 173–88). Bibliography Charlesworth, James H. “What Is a Variant? Announcing a Dead Sea Scrolls Fragment… Read More Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments: Number of Lines, Measurements, and (Some) Images [preliminary list]

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

[First version: 17 August, 2017] 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… Read More The Post-2002 DSS-like Fragments: A Price List