Monday, March 16, 2020

All of the MOTB's DSS fragments are fake

ALL 16 OF THEM: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries. Months of testing confirm earlier suspicions that the fragments were made in modern times. What happens next? (National Geographic). They are written on ancient (sandal??) leather, but the writing was added in modern times.

This is a long and wide-ranging article, with lots of background information on the story. Worth reading in full.

For PaleoJudaica posts on the discovery that five of the Dead Sea Scroll fragments belonging to the Museum of the Bible were fake, start here and follow the links. And for the "post-2002 Dead Sea Scroll-like fragments" in general, see here and here and links.

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