Fake Dead Sea Scrolls

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DAL | Forum Activity | Posted: Fri, Mar 20 2020 1:41 AM

https://www.timesofisrael.com/dead-sea-scroll-fragments-at-dc-museum-revealed-as-fake/

All 16 dead sea scroll fragments at dc museum revealed as fake! 😱

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PetahChristian | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 20 2020 2:44 AM

Here's the much longer source for that article:

https://www.nationalgeographic.com/history/2020/03/museum-of-the-bible-dead-sea-scrolls-forgeries/

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HJ. van der Wal | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 20 2020 3:15 AM

From 2017: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkNHd9Tpaek (Michael Langlois: Assessing the Authenticity of DSS Fragments (ISBL 2017))

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Thomas Myers | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 20 2020 6:43 AM

Are you saying the documents are not the original documents or are you saying they are totally fake in that they have never existed (there are not even an optional document?   If you are they are not the original document, I totally agree with you.  Even the original dead sea scrolls are not displayed.   

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Denise | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 20 2020 7:24 AM

I'd think if the museum uses the words forgeries and misled, that'd be a clue.

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David Wanat | Forum Activity | Replied: Fri, Mar 20 2020 11:32 AM

Thomas Myers:

Are you saying the documents are not the original documents or are you saying they are totally fake in that they have never existed (there are not even an optional document?   If you are they are not the original document, I totally agree with you.  Even the original dead sea scrolls are not displayed.   

The article says this doesn’t involve the documents in Israel (if I understood your question correctly). Based on what I’m seeing, I guess the museum thought they had additional scrolls.

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Matthew Christian | Forum Activity | Replied: Sun, Mar 22 2020 11:32 AM

Correct- The Scrolls in Israel are authentic. The ones in DC are no where near it and it shows. Sidnie Crawford did a very nice summary recently on Academia.edu

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