according to an associated press article, southwestern baptist theological seminary has acquired fragments of the dead sea scrolls.
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary is set to unveil three newly acquired biblical Dead Sea Scroll fragments.
Southwestern spokesman Thomas White says the fragments acquired Tuesday include Scriptures from the books of Exodus, Leviticus and Daniel.
first it was princeton theological seminary and the university of chicago who owned scroll fragments. then azusa pacific acquired some fragments. now it’s southwestern baptist who has some.
my question is: how many fragments are in private hands? and why didn’t southwestern baptist state from whom they purchased the scroll fragments?
Southwestern purchased its fragments from a private collector for an undisclosed amount and is in negotiation for future pieces.
azusa pacific university stated very clearly that they purchased their fragments from lee biondi of biondi rare books in venice beach, california. why is the seller’s name not being disclosed in southwestern baptist’s transaction? i can understand not wanting to state the amount paid (which helps combat looting and illegal sales of antiquities), but keeping the seller’s name anonymous??
congrats to southwestern baptist. who is next? fresno state? pasadena city college?
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