The Flexible Provenance of the Museum of the Bible Genesis “Dead Sea Scrolls” Fragment (Gen 31:23–25[?]; 32:3–6, DSS F.191): Three Snapshots

By Årstein Justnes Christian Brady, “New Genesis Text from the Judaean Desert,” Targuman, 17 July 2007: → “Today James Charlesworth presented an image of a fragment (in two parts) that he acquired on 25 October 2006. He said it had been in Zurich since the 50’s and reportedly came from Kando.” → “AMSC14 dates it… Read More The Flexible Provenance of the Museum of the Bible Genesis “Dead Sea Scrolls” Fragment (Gen 31:23–25[?]; 32:3–6, DSS F.191): Three Snapshots

“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

Conference, 13th of March, 2020 NB! Cancelled #Corona

Updated Programme [University of Agder, A7-001] 8:45–9:00 Fruit, coffee, and tea   9:00–9:15 Prof. Årstein Justnes, University of Agder Introduction and welcome   Session I, chair: Prof. Tor Vegge, University of Agder 9:15–10:15 Prof. Michael Langlois, University of Strasbourg “At the Beginning: Early Issues of Authenticity, Provenance and Acquisition of the Scrolls”   10:15-10:30 Short… Read More Conference, 13th of March, 2020 NB! Cancelled #Corona

International Guests

2020 Date Name Affiliation 12–14 March Eibert Tigchelaar KU Leuven 7–15 March Stephen A Reed University of Jamestown 20–24 February Hilda Deborah NTNU 2019 Date Name Affiliation 1 August – 30 November Nina Burleigh Newsweek ninaburleigh.com 1 August – 30 September Anastasia Vatousiadi International Hellenic University, Thessaloniki 15–21 March Morag Kersel DePaul University 24 February… Read More International Guests

Exhibitions Featuring Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

By Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg [First published: 27 May 2018] Between 2002 and 2018, there have been more than 40 exhibitions of post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments, mostly in the United States, but also in Singapore, Germany, the Vatican, and in South America. The table below is an attempt to list all the exhibits that have… Read More Exhibitions Featuring Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

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