RE: [textualcriticism] What's still out there from Qumran?
> What popular book are you reading?I'm reading:
"Jesus und die Schriftrollen von Qumran" ; [1947-1997, Jubil�umsband zur
Entdeckung der Qumran-Rollen vor 50 Jahren] / Schick, Alexander. -
Berneck : Schwengeler, 1997
This is not a M.Baigent-R.Leigh-kind of book. The author gives the
impression of having private contact with the members of the
He states that Prof Strugnell told him that there are three scrolls in
the possession of someone (possibly oil sheiks, speculation) and that no
scholar has yet seen them. One of these scrolls should be Enoch.
And there are about 2000 fragments sold to a private collector in 1994.
I'm no expert, are these the Shoyen fragments?
Wieland Willker, Bremen, Germany
The short answer is I don't know. I've heard of claims of additional scrolls,
and would surely be interested, but have no direct knowledge. Schoyen has
Qumran fragments, some once held by Kando apparently (plus there's Kando's
son), but not, as far as I know, 2000. Besides Strugnell and Schoyen, two
people who seem to be better informed about such things than most of us are
Weston Fields and Matthew Hamilton.