A unique sample of ink from an inkwell in the Schoyen Collection allegedly found at Qumran has been subjected to analyses by several analytical techniques: GC-MS, proteomic analysis, PXRD, Raman, (ATR) FT-IR, LIBS, ICP-MS and MS. The results reveal to an unexpected level of detail how the ink was manufactured, which gives insight into, the industrial processes and craftsmanship that were practiced at the Qumran settlement during the Second Temple period (100 BCE-CE 70). The identified minerals and other organic and inorganic materials are sufficiently multiple and diverse that it is probable that this specific ink can be recognized if analyses. of inks are performed on manuscripts from Qumran and other locations in Israel and the Middle East. The present work exposes a distinct and unique possibility to shed light on early Jewish manuscript controversies, including their provenance. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

The constituents of the ink from a Qumran inkwell: new prospects for provenancing the ink on the Dead Sea Scrolls

BONADUCE, ILARIA;COLOMBINI, MARIA PERLA;LLUVERAS TENORIO, ANNA
2012

Abstract

A unique sample of ink from an inkwell in the Schoyen Collection allegedly found at Qumran has been subjected to analyses by several analytical techniques: GC-MS, proteomic analysis, PXRD, Raman, (ATR) FT-IR, LIBS, ICP-MS and MS. The results reveal to an unexpected level of detail how the ink was manufactured, which gives insight into, the industrial processes and craftsmanship that were practiced at the Qumran settlement during the Second Temple period (100 BCE-CE 70). The identified minerals and other organic and inorganic materials are sufficiently multiple and diverse that it is probable that this specific ink can be recognized if analyses. of inks are performed on manuscripts from Qumran and other locations in Israel and the Middle East. The present work exposes a distinct and unique possibility to shed light on early Jewish manuscript controversies, including their provenance. (C) 2012 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Rasmussen, Kl; Tenorio, Al; Bonaduce, Ilaria; Colombini, MARIA PERLA; Birolo, L; Galano, E; Amoresano, A; Doudna, G; Bond, Ad; Palleschi, V; Lorenzetti, G; Legnaioli, S; van der Plicht, J; Gunneweg, J.; LLUVERAS TENORIO, Anna
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