Words from Genesis 22

Name or Description

Genesis Midrash

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)


4Q226 (psJubb) frg. 6a 1–4 (Eshel and Eshel 2005)

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

4Q226 (psJubb) at p. 37

Listed by Accordance

4Q226 f6:1–4 in QUMENG and QUMRAN


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: $680,000 (William Noah & James Ferrell?)

Purchase Price Dealer/Seller ➤ Collector/Buyer



Measurements in cm

2 x 2.5


Eshel and Eshel (2005, 142–44)
Thierry Legrand, “Pseudo-Jubilésb (4Qpseudo-Jubileesb),” in La Bibliothèque de Qumrân, eds. Kate Berthelot and Thierry Legrand (Paris: Les Éditions du Cerf, 2010), 2:170–77

Frg. Part of a Ms Edition

4Q226 (psJubb) frg 6a (Parry and Tov 2005, 114)


Biondi, Lee. 2003. From the Dead Sea Scrolls to the Forbidden Book: A History of the Bible. Dallas, 4 and 20.

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

Noah, William H. 2005. Ink & Blood: Dead Sea Scrolls to the English Bible. Murfreesboro: ACO, 16.

Parry, Donald, and Emanuel Tov, eds., The Dead Sea Scrolls Reader: Part 3: Parabiblical Texts. Leiden: Brill, 2005.

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

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