Fake Dead Sea Scrolls at the Museum of the Bible

MoB DSS Nehemiah

It has been a truly fascinating day for me at the University of Agder. After spending Monday morning and afternoon listening to sharp and informative talks by Matthew MongerIngrid Breilid GimseJosephine Munch Rasmussen, and Årstein Justnes on the probability that many recently published “Dead-Sea-Scrolls-like fragments” are forgeries, the Museum of the Bible has just earlier this evening confirmed that five of their Dead Sea Scrolls are fakes.   And now we await the testing of the rest of the alleged Dead Sea Scroll fragments in the collection…

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