Professional Ethics, Provenance, and Policies: A Survey of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholars

Rick Bonnie, Matthew Goff, Jutta Jokiranta, Suzie Thomas, Shani Tzoref

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This article presents and discusses the results of an online survey undertaken in 2018, which targeted scholars of the Dead Sea Scrolls and associated research fields. Respondents were asked questions on the state of knowledge in the field regarding provenance issues and related ethics and policies. The goal of the survey was to establish the levels of awareness within Qumran and related studies concerning the role of the antiquities market, the potential accountability (or not) of scholars as perceived by respondents, as well as their general awareness of relevant policies and codes of conduct. The article discusses the key points that the survey raised, with the aim of offering textual scholars tools to assess their role in provenance issues.
Original languageEnglish
JournalDead Sea Discoveries
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)257-293
Number of pages37
Publication statusPublished - 19 Jun 2020
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

Fields of Science

  • 614 Theology
  • 615 History and Archaeology

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