The Excavated Fragments from Qumran: Steps Toward A Reappraisal


After a brief survey of the early history of the Dead Sea Scrolls discovery from the perspective of the provenance of archaeological artifacts, this article offers a table of the so-called “E” series fragments from Qumran, that is to say those PAM photos containing only fragments coming from controlled excavations.  What remains to be done is to identify each fragment of each text contained in the “E” series photographs.


Dead Sea Scrolls; Second Temple Judaism; provenanced archaeological artifacts; unprovenanced archaeological artifacts

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