Gen 13:1–3

Name or Description

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]

“… seems to come from Cave 8 (8QGen); this is because Cave 8 was discovered by Roland de Vaux himself (and not by Bedouin), leading to the conjecture that the fragment in question was stolen by one of his workers.” [Eshel 2010, 73–74]. Cf. also note 107: “One cannot rule out the possibility that this fragment was stolen from the Rockefeller Museum, but because it was not photographed, it seems more likely that it was stolen in the field and not at a later stage.”


8Q1 (Gen) frg. 1a 1–3 by Eshel and Eshel [2005]

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

8Q1 (Gen) at p. 66

Listed by Accordance

8Q1 f1a:1 in DSSB-C and DSSB-M


William Kando ➤ Craig (& Joel) Lampe (2003–4)

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)

Purchase Price Dealer/Seller ➤ Collector/Buyer



Measurements in cm

“one square cm” [Eshel and Eshel 2005, 144–46]? x 1.1 (?)


Eshel and Eshel (2005, 144–46)

Frg. Part of a Ms Edition


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

Eshel, Hanan. 2010. “Gleaning of Scrolls from the Judean Desert.” Pages 49–87 in The Dead Sea Scrolls: Texts and Context. Edited by Charlotte Hempel. STDJ 90. Leiden: Brill.

Tigchelaar, Eibert. 2012. “Notes on the Three Qumran-Type Yadin Fragments Leading to a Discussion of Identification, Attribution, Provenance, and Names.” DSD 19: 198–214, at 212–13.

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

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