12. Dead Sea Scrolls

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This collection includes 115 Dead Sea Scrolls fragments plus artefacts from the Essene community that hid this important Jewish library from Roman soldiers in AD 68. The fragments were among those found by the Bedouin in cave 1 in Qumran in late 1946, Cave 4 in 1952, and cave 11 in 1956, and subsequently sold to the dealer Kando in Bethlehem. They were unknown to the scholarly community until they became part of The Schøyen Collection.

PENTATEUCH DEAD SEA SCROLL (4QRPB) SEE ATTACHED SCAN | MS 5439/1

MS in Hebrew on red-brown vellum, Jerusalem, 170-150 BC, 1 fragment of a scroll, 2,9x7,4 cm, (0,3x3,5 cm remaining), 1 line in a late archaic or early Hasmonean semiformal book script, last line of 1 column with 2,3 cm lower margin preserved. 

Dead Sea Scroll: Discipline Manual | MS 1909 (1)
MS in Hebrew on vellum, Qumran, 1st c. BC, 1 fragment of a scroll, in a formal Hasmonaean Hebrew book script; a fragment with the offset of the letters Shin and Lamed; 2 uninscribed fragments.
Pentateuch Dead Sea Scroll | MS 5439/1
MS in Hebrew on red-brown vellum, Jerusalem, 170-150 BC, 1 fragment of a scroll, 2,9x7,4 cm, (0,3x3,5 cm remaining), 1 line in a late archaic or early Hasmonean semiformal book script, last line of 1 column with 2,3 cm lower margin preserved.
The Great Isaiah Dead Sea Scroll | MS 1926/1

MS in Hebrew on vellum, Qumran, ca. 150-125 BC, 24 uninscribed fragments, largest 2,8x1,1 cm, from a scroll of 17 membranes, 26x734 cm, 54 columns, 28-32 lines.

The Judges Dead Sea Scroll | MS 2861 (1)

MS in Hebrew on brown leather, Qumran, ca. 80-30 BC, 1 fragment from a scroll, 3,0x8,5 cm remaining, part of 1 column, (3,0x8,5 cm), 4 lines in a good Herodian Hebrew book script.

12 Minor Prophets Dead Sea Scroll | MS 4612/1 (1)

MS in Hebrew on dark brown leather, Qumran, 30 BC-68 AD, fragment of a scroll, 8 lines in a fine regular Herodian Hebrew book script, upper edge preserved 3,6 cm.

tobit-dead-sea-scroll-ms-5234

MS in Aramaic on papyrus, Qumran, ca. 50 BC, 1 fragment, part of right side of a column, (5,9x1,6 cm), part of 7 lines in a late semiformal Hasmonaean Hebrew book script.

Genesis Apocryphon Dead Sea Scroll | MS 1926/2.1
MS in Aramaic on vellum, Qumran, ca. 4 BC-68 AD, 3 fragments, in a Herodian Hebrew book script, from a scroll of 4 membranes. Further 2 pieces of contemporary vellum repair material.