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Nine Dubious “Dead Sea Scrolls” Fragments from the Twenty-First Century

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Kipp Davis Trinity Western University

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Ira Rabin Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

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Ines Feldman Bundesanstalt für Materialforschung und -prüfung

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Myriam Krutzsch Berlin Papyrussammlung

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Hasia Rimon The Israel Museum

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Årstein Justnes University of Agder

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Torleif Elgvin NLA University College

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Abstract

In 2002 new “Dead Sea Scrolls” fragments began to appear on the antiquities market, most of them through the Kando family. In this article we will present evidence that nine of these Dead Sea Scrolls-like fragments are modern forgeries.

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