Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection, edited by Emanuel Tov, Kipp Davis, and Robert Duke, Publications of Museum of the Bible, Vol. 1, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, 2016, ISBN (hardback) 978-90-04-32148-9, ISBN (e-book) 978-90-04-32286-8.

The Publisher notifies the readers that all chapters from the above-mentioned book have been retracted.

In March 2020, the Museum of the Bible (MOTB) announced the results of a second round of scientific study of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments published in Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments in the Museum Collection (2016). The 212-page report ( concludes that the fragments are modern forgeries. As a consequence, Brill has retracted the volume. It will no longer be available for purchase but will be freely accessible online. Please be aware that the publication’s editors are divided on the question of whether the report proves beyond doubt that the fragments are inauthentic.

The retracted book will remain online to maintain the scholarly record, but digitally watermarked on each page as ‘Retracted’.


5 August 2020


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