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

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

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 Carroll, Scott. “Stones and Scriptures.” Seminar at CCF Center, Manila, 23 February, 2018.… Read More Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments: Number of Lines, Measurements, and (Some) Images [preliminary list]

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”? 😉