Some 20 fragments of copies of the book of Genesis were discovered among the Dead Sea Scrolls. This particular fragment, 4Q4 PL. 1071, from Cave 4 was written with black ink on a thin layer of reddish-brown parchment. A linen string, which bound the page to the next one, was preserved. The scroll contains only 11 lines of text (Genesis 1:18-27). It begins with the conclusion of the fourth day of creation (separation from light and darkness) and ends with the creation of man on the sixth day.
Of interesting note is a scribal correction on the fifth line. The scribe had mistakenly forgotten the letter vav (?) but corrected his mistake by post-inserting it above the tav (?).
The original size of the fragment is 11 x 11 cm and dates to the middle of the first century BCE.
Encased in an exquisite, acrylic frame, this scroll can be mounted on a wall or left free-standing on one’s desktop. The two long stainless steel screws act as a stand thus allowing the scrolls to stand free on a desk or table. Package includes: mounting brackets, detailed artifact description & serial number.
- Display / Frame – Acrylic Frame
- Artifact dated back to middle of 1st century BCE
- Artifact location: IAA, Israel Museum
- Dimensions of original: 11 cm x 11 cm
- IAA Access Number – 619887
- Portion in Bible – Genesis 1:18-27
- Replica size – 200%
- Site of Origin Qumran, Cave 4
- Weight: 1 lbs
- Width: 8.3 inches
- Height: 9.8 inches
- Depth: 0.5 inch