Num 16:2–5

Name or Description

Alleged Provenance

“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)


34Seiyal Numeri by Hanan Eshel (2010). Elgvin 2016 labels it 4Q(?)Num

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

Listed by Accordance


William Kando ? Schøyen Collection (2009)

Asking price

Purchase Price Dealer/Seller ➤ Collector/Buyer



Measurements in cm

2.1 x 3.3


Frg. Part of a Ms Edition


Eshel, Hanan. 2010. “The Culprit – the Vulture.” Haaretz April 9.

Schøyen, Martin. “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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