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50. DSS F.116 Jer1

DSS F. No.

DSS F. Name

Collection No.
MS 4612/9

Name or Description
4Q(?)Jer (Elgvin and Davis 2016)

Alleged Provenance
“The remaining fragments [Gen 36:7–16; Gen 37:8; Num 16:2–5; Deut 32:5–9; 1 Sam 5:10–11; 1 Kgs 16:23–26; Jer 3:15–19] published in this volume came from a distinguished family collection, which was based in Lebanon c. 1965–69. It was moved to Europe in 1969 and kept in Zurich from 1993. Nearly all these fragments were purchased from the Bedouin between 1952 and 1956 and were also believed to come from Cave 4. I know the identity of the owners of this family collection, but the family asked me to be so kind as not to reveal it, which I hereby honour.”

(Schøyen 2016, 30)

Wrongly Identified as ([by])
4Q71 (Jerb) (Hanan Eshel)

Emanuel Tov, Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desert (Leiden and Boston: Brill, 2010)
X21 (XJer) at pp. 110 and 128


Measurements in cm
5.3 x 6.2

“The Book of Jeremiah’s Redaction History in Light of Its Oldest Manuscripts” by Michael Langlois (2019, 21–24)

Langlois, Michael. 2019. “The Book of Jeremiah’s Redaction History in Light of Its Oldest Manuscripts.” Pages 21–24 in Jeremiah in History and Tradition. Edited by Jim West and Niels Peter Lemche. Copenhagen International Seminar. New York: Routledge.

Schøyen, Martin. “Acquisition and Ownership History: A Personal Reflection.” Pages 27–32 in Gleanings from the Caves: Dead Sea Scrolls and Artefacts in The Schøyen Collection. Edited by Torleif Elgvin, Kipp Davis and Michael Langlois. LSTS 71. London: Bloomsbury T&T Clark.