Monday, October 10, 2016

Modern Forgeries of Dead Sea Scrolls

Eibert Tigchelaar suggests that a number of new DSS fragments are likely modern forgeries or authentic fragments from sites other than Qumran in a new Live Science article Are These New Dead Sea Scrolls the Real Thing? There is a rising suspicion about the authenticity of many of these newly purchased fragments, and it will be interesting to see how these scrolls bear up under further scholarly scrutiny and how the field adjusts to the changing situation.

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