New Qumran Scrolls

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New Qumran Scrolls

Post by Secret Alias » Tue Oct 11, 2016 11:30 am

“Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.”
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Re: New Qumran Scrolls

Post by Battar Kurdi » Tue Oct 11, 2016 2:56 pm

Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing?

http://www.livescience.com/56429-are-ne ... eries.html

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Re: New Qumran Scrolls

Post by StephenGoranson » Wed Oct 12, 2016 12:15 am

Paper drafts by Eibert Tigchelaar and Kipp Davis (separately) and comments (though they aren't showing at the moment) on academia.com give some reasons to question authenticity (ancientness) of some of the newly-sold fragments.



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Re: New Qumran Scrolls

Post by StephenGoranson » Fri Oct 28, 2016 2:50 am

James Davila at paleojudaica blog Oct. 27 linked to a newspaper report on an upcoming auction of four "Dead Sea Scroll" fragments. These are said to come from a similar source (supposedly originally Kando-related but passed through other not very specific hands) as some others sold since 2002, some of which may be fake (that is, the inking, not the writing surface).
http://www.hamhigh.co.uk/news/dead_sea_ ... _1_4751216
The article does not provide photos nor descriptions of the texts, which will be on exhibit in November in London.
Perhaps some one will eventually find photos or descriptions?

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Re: New Qumran Scrolls

Post by StephenGoranson » Sat Oct 29, 2016 6:58 am

The hamhigh report (or advertisement?) above says 4 fragments. The mirror says 5 fragments. The last link has photos of fragments (unpromising and on first impression overpriced), "unstudied and unmarketed until 2016." "3 fragments and 2 fragment sets, totaling 15 fragments...likely Greek or Hebrew."
http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/fr ... uld-914017

http://www.lesenluminures.com/…/2016-…/ ... ealase.pdf

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