Virtual Conference 15th–16th of June, 2020

Update 26 June: Recordings of the lectures have now been added. Click on the titles. This event is free to join and open to the public. Click here to register.    MONDAY 2:45–3:00 pm CEST Prof. Årstein Justnes, University of Agder Introduction and Welcome 3:00–5:00 pm CEST Chair: Årstein Justnes, University of Agder Prof. Eibert J.… Read More Virtual Conference 15th–16th of June, 2020

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

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

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

Exhibitions Featuring the Gabriel Stone: A Chronological List

By Ludvik A. Kjeldsberg and Årstein Justnes [First published: 2 Sep 2019] [N]ever have I imagined that an item of my collection would be published on the front page of the New York Times, would have more than a million search results in the internet, would be the subject of many articles and books, would… Read More Exhibitions Featuring the Gabriel Stone: A Chronological 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

God’s Library, Gabriel’s Stone, and Forgers’ Bookshelves: On Dating, Faking, and Trafficking

University of Agder, Monday 22 October 2018, room A7-006. Programme 10.15–11.30: New Evidence for the Date and Provenance of P.Ryl. 3.457 (P52) Brent Nongbri, Honorary Research Fellow at Macquarie University, Sydney 11.30–11.45: Coffee and tea 11.45–12.30: Historical Contexts of Forgeries: The Philippine-American Case Christa Wirth, University of Agder 12.30–13.30: Lunch 13.30–14.15: Not even close. The… Read More God’s Library, Gabriel’s Stone, and Forgers’ Bookshelves: On Dating, Faking, and Trafficking