1 En. 8:4–9:3

Name or Description

XQpapEnoch (Eshel and Eshel 2004) → XQ8 (XQpapEn) (Parry and Tov 2005 and 2014)

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].


Listed by Emanuel Tov in his Revised Lists of the Texts from the Judaean Desert

X26 (XpapEna ar)? at p. 110

Listed by Accordance

XQ8 f1:1–5 in QUMRAN


William Kando (Bruce Ferrini → Esther and Hanan Eshel) ➤ Schøyen Collection (2009)

Asking price

Purchase Price Dealer/Seller ➤ Collector/Buyer



Measurements in cm

5.8 x 4.3


Frg. Part of a Ms Edition


Davis, Kipp, Ira Rabin, Ines Feldman, Myriam Krutzsch, Hasia Rimon, Årstein Justnes, Torleif Elgvin and Michael Langlois. 2017. “Nine Dubious ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ Fragments from the Twenty-First Century.” DSD 24: 189–228.

Eshel, Esther, and Hanan Eshel. 2004. “A New Fragment of the Book of the Watchers from Qumran (XQpapEnoch).” Tarbiz 73: 171–79 [Hebrew]; V [English Abstract].

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

Langlois, Michael. 2008. “Livre d’Hénoch (XQpapEnochar).” Pages 93–95 in vol. 1 of La Bibliothèque de Qumrân. Edited by Kate Berthelot, Thierry Legrand and André Paul. Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf.

Langlois, Michael. 2008. Le premier manuscrit du Livre d’Hénoch: Étude épigraphique et philologique des fragments araméens de 4Q201 à Qumrân. Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 55–56.

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

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