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7. Gen 37:26–38

Name or Description
“Butterfly fragment”

Alleged Provenance
1. Kando; 2. Cousin of Kando living in Germany; 3. Vault in Switzerland (since 1965–66)

(Fields 2011)

Wrongly Identified as ([by])
4Q601=4QGen37–38 (K) (Fields)

Collector(s)/Collection(s)
William Kando

Asking price
2008: $1.2 million (William Kando; Ganor according to Estrin 2013) 2011: €30 mill (James H. Charlesworth to Hershel Shanks 2011) 2011: $42 mill (William Kando) [Fields 2011] 2011 → : $35–70 million (William Kando) 2013: upwards of £26 million (Lee Biondi according to Parker 2013)

Lines
3 cols 22 lines(?)

Measurements in cm
22 x 40 (Fields)

Image 1
Colour (Loveless and Loveless 2012, 102–03)

Sources
Armour. 2012. Much Clean Paper for Little Dirty Paper: The Dead Sea Scrolls and the Texas Musâwama. Fort Worth: Innovo Publishing.

Fields, Weston W. 2011, 16 April. “Dead Sea Scrolls: Significance of the Latest Developments.” The Lanier Library Lecture Series.

Loveless, Gary and Stephanie. 2012. Dead Sea Scrolls and The Bible: Ancient Artifacts, Timeless Treasures. Forth Worth: Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. See 100–03.