Isa 24:16–17

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)


4Q56 (Isab) frg. 16a 1–2 by Eshel and Eshel 2005

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

4Q56 (Isab) (p. 28). Tov also seems to label this fragment X20 (Xisa; p. 110)

Listed by Accordance

4Q56 f16a:1–2 in DSSB-C and DSSB-M


William Kando ? Lee Biondi & Bruce Ferrini † ? William Noah (June 2004)

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) 2004: $470,000 (William Noah & James Ferrell?)

Purchase Price Dealer/Seller ➤ Collector/Buyer



Measurements in cm

? x 2.7 (?)


“New Fragments from Qumran: 4QGenf, 4QIsab, 4Q226, 8QGen, and XQpapEnoch” by Esther and Hanan Eshel (2005)

Frg. Part of a Ms Edition


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

Ink & Blood. 2013. “Dead Sea Scroll Isaiah Fragment.”

Noah, William H. 2005. Ink & Blood: From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the English Bible. Murfreesboro, ACO.

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.

Tigchelaar, Eibert. 2017. “A Provisional List of Unprovenanced, Twenty-First Century, Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments.” DSD 24: 173–88, at 183.

Tigchelaar, Eibert. 2019. “Identification of 4Q56 (4QIsab) Fragments.” RevQ 31: 275–81.

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