After Dead Sea Forgeries Exposed, How Do We Know the Scrolls in Israel Are Authentic?

Ariel David
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After an in-depth scientific investigation revealed that all 16 Dead Sea Scroll fragments at the Museum of the Bible in Washington D.C. are forgeries, two main questions beg to be asked. First: How many fakes still remain out there, and do the findings in any way call into question the authenticity of the iconic manuscripts owned by Israel? Second: Who is responsible for these forgeries that duped major museums, collectors and scholars around the world?

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