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Bibil Identifier bibil:247621
Publication Type Journal article
Title (English, Long) Caves of Dispute
Title (English, ) Patterns of Correspondence and Suspicion in the Post-2002 "Dead Sea Scrolls" Fragments
Author Davis, Kipp
Journal Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume: 24, Issue: 2)
Year (Publication) 2017
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2017
Year (Copyright) 2017
Year (Reference) 2017
Language English
Pages 229-270 Pages
Genre Original
Abstract Over 30 fragments purportedly from the Dead Sea Scrolls belonging to two private collections were published for the first time in Summer 2016. Virtually all of these fragments in The Schøyen Collection and Museum of the Bible are non-provenanced apart from verbal guarantees made by their sellers. An unusual feature of these fragments is that almost all of them correspond to texts from the Hebrew Bible, but also to a few previously known compositions from antiquity. This paper examines the published fragments from both collections according to their observable physical properties, as well as palaeographical and scribal characteristics, and seeks to understand from these more about their potential origin—whether from antiquity or modern times.
DOI 10.1163/15685179-12341441
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Ancient Judaism : Qumran - Dead Sea
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Modern Forgery
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Last modification 2018-05-08