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News headlines about Museum of the Bible’s collection of antiquities, and forgeries of supposed Dead Sea Scroll fragments and the so-called Gospel of Jesus’s Wife, have drawn attention to the trade in biblical antiquities today. But how does it actually work? And what was it like in the past? Previous research has been limited and has tended to focus on individual figures, usually “manuscript hunters” from Europe and America.
With “The Market for Biblical Antiquities, 1852–2022” we try to change that focus. Join us as scholars from a variety of fields (history, biblical studies, archaeology, papyrology, literature, and more) look at the complex network of figures – finders, dealers, agents, collectors, consultants, auction houses, forgers – that have worked together to buy and sell artifacts from Palestine, Israel, and the surrounding region for the last two centuries.
Session 1 (Moderator: Ingrid Breilid Gimse, University of Agder)
Session 2 (Moderator: Michael Press, University of Agder)
Session 3 (Moderator: Liv Ingeborg Lied, MF Norwegian School of Theology, Religion and Society)
Session 4 (Moderator: Hilda Deborah, Norwegian University of Science and Technology)
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