Open Seminar 29 November

University of Agder, Rom A 7 006 10.00–10.30 Nils Hallvard Korsvoll, NTNU, “How Provenance Can Be a Casualty in Classical Philology” 10.30–10.45 Tor Vegge, “Teaching and Writing Letters: Formal Relations between Language of Letters and Language of Teaching” 10.45–11.00 Krsitine Toft Rosland, “What Fanfiction Can Teach Us about Secret Books” 11.00–11.15 Christa Wirth, “Locating Anthropologists… Read More Open Seminar 29 November

“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)

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

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 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)

The Unbelievable Past Conference, 14–16 September, 2016

Fragments of an Unbelievable Past? Constructions of Provenance, Narratives of Forgery University of Agder Wednesday Open lecture at Myren Gård: 18:00– Nina Burleigh (Newsweek), “Unholy Business: A True Tale of Faith, Greed and Forgery in the Holy Land” 20:00 Dinner   Thursday (A7–006) 9:00 – 9:15 Årstein Justnes (University of Agder), “[An Unbelievable] Introduction”  … Read More The Unbelievable Past Conference, 14–16 September, 2016