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 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… Read More The Post-2002 DSS-like Fragments: A Price List

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)

A Lightly Annotated Chronological Bibliography of the Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

[first published: 19 August 2016; last updated: 7 October 2017] 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… Read More A Lightly Annotated Chronological Bibliography of the Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

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

Updated: 16 August, 2017 (picture of Tobit 7:1–3 added); 6 September (picture of Ps 11:1–4 and Exod. 17:4–7 added) 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… Read More Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments: Number of Lines, Measurements, and (Some) Images [preliminary list]