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2. Words from Genesis 22

Collection No.

Name or Description
Genesis Midrash

Alleged Provenance
“These fragments [Gen 13:1–3; Words from Genesis 22; Isa 24:16–17; Isa 26:19–27:1; 1 En. 8:4–9:1] that came to Europe in the beginning of the sixties were in Lebanon with Mr. Moussa Al-Tawil for safekeeping”.

(Statement signed by William Kando, quoted by Tigchelaar 2017, 176)

Wrongly Identified as ([by])
4Q226 (psJubb) frg. 6a 1–4 (Eshel and Eshel 2005)

Emanuel Tov, Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desert (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010)
4Q226 (psJubb) at p. 37

4Q226 f6:1–4 in QUMENG and QUMRAN

William Kando → Lee Biondi & Bruce Ferrini † ➤ William Noah (June 2004)

Asking price
2003: $250,000 for 4 frgs: Gen 13:1–3; “Genesis 22”; Isa 24:16–17; Isa 26:19–27:1 (William Kando) 2004: $680,000 (William Noah & James Ferrell?)


Measurements in cm
2 x 2.5

Eshel and Eshel (2005, 142–44)

Edition 2
Thierry Legrand, “Pseudo-Jubilésb (4Qpseudo-Jubileesb),” in La Bibliothèque de Qumrân, eds. Kate Berthelot and Thierry Legrand (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 2010), 2:170–77

Frg. Part of a Ms Edition
4Q226 (psJubb) frg 6a (Parry and Tov 2005, 114)

Biondi, Lee. 2003. From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book: A History of the Bible. Dallas, 4 and 20.

Eshel, Esther, and Hanan Eshel. 2005. “New Fragments from Qumran: 4QGenf, 4QIsab, 4Q226, 8QGen, and XQpapEnoch.” DSD 12:134–57.

Noah, William H. 2005. Ink & Blood: Dead Sea Scrolls to the English Bible. Murfreesboro: ACO, 16.

Parry, Donald, and Emanuel Tov, eds., The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Part 3: Parabiblical Texts. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

Tigchelaar, Eibert. 2017. “A Provisional List of Unprovenanced, Twenty-First Century, Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments.” DSD 24:173–88.