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, the Vatican, and in South America. The table below is an attempt to list all the exhibits that have featured… Read More Exhibitions Featuring Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments

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

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 Charlesworth, James H. “What Is a Variant? Announcing a Dead Sea Scrolls Fragment… Read More Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments: Number of Lines, Measurements, and (Some) Images [preliminary list]

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

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