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Five of Museum of the Bible's Dead Sea Scrolls are forgeries


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The Museum of the Bible, which opened to the public on November 17, 2017, is a $500-million monument to the world’s most popular book. Few artifacts capture the scripture’s timelessness more than the Dead Sea Scrolls, the oldest known copies of Biblical text—which is why the museum’s founders are rumored to have spent millions of dollars to obtain 16 of them for their collection.

However, research suggests that some of the fragments that visitors will encounter may be modern forgeries. On October 22, 2018, the Museum of the Bible announced that five of its 16 Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are probably modern forgeries, based on analyses conducted by Germany's Federal Institute for Materials Research. The report corroborates concerns raised by biblical scholars in 2017, just before the Museum of the Bible opened.

https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/11/museum-of-the-bible-dead-sea-scrolls-forgeries-history-archaeology/?user.testname=none

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It seems the Museum if the Bible has no issues at all with questionable providence, which is sad. They have an eclectic mix of great items and, well, what seems like forgeries.

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Perhaps if they wanted to complete the whole collection using forgeries - and gift the genuine articles to jw.org we can add them to our collection for safe keeping. 


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1 minute ago, Stormswift said:

Perhaps if they wanted to complete the whole collection using forgeries - and gift the genuine articles to jw.org we can add them to our collection for safe keeping. 

Brilliant.... :ecstatic:

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I just happen to have a coffee cup from the Inn the Good Samaritan took the wounded Hebrew, I wonder if they would want to buy it...:) 

CAUTION: The comments above may contain personal opinion, speculation, inaccurate information, sarcasm, wit, satire or humor, let the reader use discernment...:D

 

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