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    'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Museum of The Bible Are All Forgeries

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    السلام عليكم

    Dead Sea Scrolls Forgery


    When Steve Green paid millions of dollars from his family fortune for 16 fragments of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, it seemed the perfect addition to their new Museum of the Bible in Washington DC.

    But now experts have confirmed what has long been suspected: the artefacts proudly displayed in the nation’s capital by the owners of the Hobby Lobby chain of stores are not part of one of the most significant archaeological finds of all time.

    They are worthless forgeries, probably made from old shoe leather.

    Confirmation of the hoax came in a report published online by a team of five art fraud investigators, after a two-day conference at the museum focusing on the comprehensive testing of the supposed scroll fragments was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

    The experts spent six months analyzing each fragment, concluding a study born from 2017 revelations that the lucrative international trade in Dead Sea Scroll pieces was awash in suspected forgeries and indications that at least five pieces bought by Green, the museum’s chairman, for an undisclosed amount ahead of its opening that year, were fake.

    “After an exhaustive review of all the imaging and scientific analysis results, it is evident that none of the textual fragments in [the] Museum of the Bible’s Dead Sea Scroll collection are authentic,” wrote Colette Loll, the founder and director of Art Fraud Insights, the Washington company contracted to examine them.

    “Moreover, each exhibit’s characteristics that suggest they are deliberate forgeries created in the 20th century with the intent to mimic authentic Dead Sea Scroll fragments.”

    The investigators outlined how they believe the deception was perpetrated and a succession of biblical scholars and the museum’s curators fooled. The forgers, they suggest, used Roman-era leather, possibly from boots or sandals, to imitate parchment, and attempted to recreate the handwriting of ancient Hebrew scribes.

    Using microscopes and a variety of other scientific techniques including chemical analysis, the team found inconsistencies such as the presence of a shiny coating suspected to be animal glue, which wouldn’t have existed at the time, and clues in the spread, position and pooling of ink.

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    Source: https://www.theguardian.com/books/20...kes-study-says

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    'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Museum of The Bible Are All Forgeries

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    Re: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at the Museum of the Bible are all forgeries

    I shouldn't laugh: but this is funny!
    'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Museum of The Bible Are All Forgeries

    Allahu Akbar!

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    Re: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Museum of The Bible Are All Forgeries

    16 million dollars spent on forgeries SubhanAllah
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    Re: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Museum of The Bible Are All Forgeries

    Greetings and peace be with you IslamLife00;

    16 million dollars spent on forgeries SubhanAllah
    That seems to be God saying; you shouldn't trade my words for profit.

    In the spirit of praying for justice for all people,

    Eric
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    Re: 'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Museum of The Bible Are All Forgeries

    Quote Originally Posted by Eric H View Post
    Greetings and peace be with you IslamLife00;

    That seems to be God saying; you shouldn't trade my words for profit.

    In the spirit of praying for justice for all people, Eric
    Yes Allah said in the Qur'an :
    And believe in what I have sent down confirming that which is [already] with you, and be not the first to disbelieve in it. And do not exchange My signs for a small price, and fear [only] Me. Al Baqarah 41
    So woe to those who write the "scripture" with their own hands, then say, "This is from Allah ," in order to exchange it for a small price. Woe to them for what their hands have written and woe to them for what they earn. Al Baqarah 79
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    'Dead Sea Scrolls' at The Museum of The Bible Are All Forgeries

    Jabir bin 'Abdullah narrated that the Messenger of Allah (s.a.w) said:'A slave (of Allah) shall not believe until he believes in Al-Qadar, its good and its bad, such that he knows that what struck him would not have missed him, and that what missed him would not have struck him." (Jami 'at Tirmidhi)


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