Monday, April 03, 2017

More Unpublished Dead Sea Scrolls in the US?

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One of the 15 fragments.
(Photo credit)
Owen Jarus, who reported extensively on the Gospel of Jesus’ Wife fragment for Live Science, has an article today about 15 new Dead Sea Scroll fragments recently sold to an undisclosed institution in the U.S. Jarus apparently has photographs of all of these sent by the seller and notes that some appear to be in Greek (see photo).

Here’s the relevant portion:
It’s not certain when the 15 fragments sold through Les Enluminures will be studied and published. The institution in the United States that now owns those fragments has not made a public announcement about the acquisition, Hindman [the president of Les Enluminures] said.

Spokespersons for the Museum of the Bible, Azusa Pacific University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and Lanier Theological Library all told Live Science that their institutions had not bought the Les Enluminures fragments.

Les Enluminures sent a batch of black-and-white photographs of the fragments to Live Science. The images show what appears to be Greek text on some of the fragments, a language that has been seen on other Dead Sea Scrolls. Hindman said she believes all 15 fragments were once in the collection of Bruce Ferrini, a collector in Ohio who died in 2010.
It would be good to see photos of all 15 of these if Jarus has them. You can see one more in this galleryFull article here. 

1 comment :

  1. The first "gallery" one, with rectilinear lines, off-hand, looks unusual (though the photo quality isn't great), if anyone claims it's a Qumran ms.
    The two "pen" or "stylus" items (one now at SWBTS) also may be questionable, at least for that function.

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