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Ludvik Andreas Kjeldsberg

PhD Research Fellow

26001 ( Universitetsveien 26, Kristiansand )
Office hours:
By arrangement

I am specialising in the reception history of Christianity, currently exploring the exhibitions of Dead Sea Scrolls.

My academic positions includes being leader of Holy Scriptures Forum and Latin Reading Group, as well as member of Hebrew Reading Group, Greek Reading Group, and Society of Biblical Literature.

I have the following education:

  • 2018-2019: Teacher Training
  • 2016-2018: Master's in History
  • 2013-2016: Bachelor's in History

Research interests

As a PhD Research Fellow, I am currently examining the exhibitions of Dead Sea Scrolls in the 20th and 21st centuries, in which more than 100 exhibitions have taken place. The scrolls from the Dead Sea were found between 1946/47 and ’56, and are considered one of the most important archaeological findings of the twentieth century. My research focuses on the function the Scrolls have played in the exhibitions.

Courses and teaching

Singe Lectures

  • "Fra Jerusalem og like til Jordens ende: De falske manuskriptene som fylte jorden," The Lying Pen of Scribes Launching Seminar, 13 november 2019.

Work experience

  • 05.09.2018 - 31.12.2018: Research Assistant (University of Agder)
  • 23.08.2018 - 31.12.2018: Research Assistant (University of Agder)
  • 15.05.2018 - 15.08.2018: Research Assistant (University of Agder)
  • 01.06.2017 - 30.09.2017: Research Assistant (University of Agder)
  • 01.01.2017 - 30.06.2017: Research Assistant (University of Agder)
  • 23.10.2016 - 31.12.2016: Research Assistant (University of Agder)

Academic interests

My academic interests includes (but are not limited to) reception history, history of Christianity, museoloogy, and history didactics.


My PhD project is tentatively titled "Christianising the Dead Sea Scrolls An Investigation of the Scrolls Exhibitions of the 20th and 21st Centuries".

Additionally, I am connected to the following projects:

Selected publications

Kjeldsberg, Ludvik A. “Forfalskede Relikvier? Aktører innenfor det kristne høyres bruk av ‘Dødehavsruller’.” MA diss., University of Agder, 2018.

Scientific publications

  • Kjeldsberg, Ludvik A. (2019). Christian Dead Sea Scrolls? The post-2002 Fragments as Modern Protestant Relics. The Museum of the Bible: A Critical Introduction. ISBN: 978-1-9787-0282-0. Lexington Books. Artikkel. s 207 - 218.
  • Kjeldsberg, Ludvik Andreas (2020). A Database of Dead Sea Scrolls Exhibitions in the 20th and 21st Centuries.
  • Kjeldsberg, Ludvik A.; Justnes, Årstein (2019). Exhibitions Featuring the Gabriel Stone: A Chronological List.
  • Kjeldsberg, Ludvik A. (2019). Investigating the Case of xQJosh: A Pre-2002 Dead Sea Scroll Fishy Fragment?.
  • Kjeldsberg, Ludvik A. (2018). Christian Dead Sea Scrolls? The Post-2002 Fragments as Modern Protestant Relics.

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