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The Dead Sea Scrolls at a glance

Published on NewsOK Modified: May 25, 2013 at 11:44 am •  Published: May 25, 2013

— University of Chicago (one fragment)

— McGill University in Montreal (a few fragments)

— St. Mark's Syrian Orthodox Cathedral in Teaneck, N.J. (fragments of three scrolls)

— Schoyen Collection in Oslo, Norway (115 fragments)

— Asuza Pacific University in Asuza, Ca. (5 fragments)

— Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Tx. (3 fragments)

— Green Collection in Oklahoma City, Ok. (12 fragments)

— Private collection of Spaer family, Jerusalem (2 fragments)

— Private collection of Kando family in Bethlehem, West Bank (the family does not reveal how many fragments remain in its collection, but estimates range between 20 and 40.)


Some fragments have gone missing, including three large fragments of the Book of Samuel and two pieces from the Book of Daniel which were stolen from the Rockefeller Archaeological Museum in 1966 during a tour of international diplomats. Their whereabouts are still unknown.


(Sources: Dead Sea Scholar Hanan Eshel's 2008 publication in the Israeli journal Cathedra, Schoyen Collection, Asuza Pacific University, Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Green Collection, Maud Spaer, William Kando.)