Gen 37:8

Name or Description

Alleged Provenance

1. The Temple, Jerusalem (ca. 170-100 BC); 2. Community of the Essenes, Qumran (ca. 100 BC-68 AD); 3. Qumran Cave 4 (68-1952); 4. Khalil Iskander Shahin (“Kando”), Bethlehem (1952-1965), Lebanon (1965-1969), Zürich (1969-1993); 5. The Kando Family collection, Zürich (1993-2010), acquired May 2010 (The Schøyen Collection)

“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)


4Q1 (Gn-Exa) frg. 7a (Puech 2011) and as 4QRPb (4Q364) frg. 8a (Elgvin 2016)

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

Listed by Accordance


William Kando ? Schøyen Collection (May 2010)

Asking price

Purchase Price Dealer/Seller ➤ Collector/Buyer



Measurements in cm

2.9 x 7.4


Puech 2011

Frg. Part of a Ms Edition


Puech, Emile. 2011. “Un nouveau fragment 7a de 4QGn-Exa = 4QGen-Ex 1 et quelques nouvelles lectures et identifications du manuscrit 4Q1,” RevQ 25/97: 103–11.

Schøyen, Martin. 2016. “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.

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