Dan 5:13–16

Name or Description

Alleged Provenance

“Found at Qumran … in Cave 4, some time between 1952 and 1956. The fragment itself dates between 50 BC – AD 68” (cited by Davila 2009]


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

X23 (XDan) pp. 110, 129

Listed by Accordance


Michael R. Thompson – Lee Biondi ➤ Azusa Pacific University (Aug 2009)

Asking price

Feb 2009: $275,000 (Michael R. Thompson, Booksellers) [PaleoJudaica.com]

Purchase Price Dealer/Seller ➤ Collector/Buyer

2009: $1,38 million (total price of fragments APU1–5) [Davis 2017, 237 n.22] William Kando ➤ Lee Biondi ➤ Azusa Pacific University [Estrin 2013]



Measurements in cm


Frg. Part of a Ms Edition


Davila, James R. 2009. “Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments for Sale.” PaleoJudaica.com, 2 February. https://paleojudaica.blogspot.com/2009/02/dead-sea-scrolls-fragments-for-sale-by.html

Davis, Kipp. 2017. “Cave of Dispute: Patterns of Correspondence and Suspicion in the Post-2002 ‘Dead Sea Scrolls’ Fragments.” DSD 24.2 (2017): 229–70.

Estrin, Daniel. 2013. “Dead Sea Scroll Fragments to Hit the Auction Block.” The Times of Israel 25 May.

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