Monthly Archives: July 2005

Interview with Hanan Eshel about the Leviticus Fragments

I had the absolute privilege of interviewing Professor Hanan Eshel earlier today for an article I am writing for a Canadian national newspaper (ChristianWeek). While I will blog a fuller summary in the near future once I go through the … Continue reading

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Egypt Demands Rosetta Stone and Other Artifacts Returned

The Jerusalem Post and a number of other news sources (see the AP stories here and here) report that Egypt is demanding that the Fitzwilliam Museum in Britain return the Rosetta Stone, the three-foot monument containing an engraving in honour … Continue reading

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Hebrew Bible Related Reviews from RBL

As some other blogs have noted, the latest Review of Biblical Literature has been distributed. Reviews of books relating to the Old Testament and other Second Temple topics are listed below. Of particular interest are the reviews of Handbook to … Continue reading

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A Step-by-Step Reconstruction of the New Leviticus Fragments

Tim Bulkeley over at SansBlog asked me to expand my analysis of the newly-discovered fragments of Leviticus by describing a bit of the processes involved in identifying and reconstructing the fragments. I thought that I would entertain his request, though … Continue reading

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New Photograph of Leviticus Scroll and News Updates

While the news of the recently acquired scroll fragments of the book of Leviticus has spread to most news services, almost all of them are still reproducing the Associated Press article by Danielle Haas (e.g., The Jerusalem Post, among others). … Continue reading

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Leviticus Scroll Fragment Update and Analysis

News Updates There are now numerous news sources covering the two new scroll fragments containing portions of Leviticus 23 and 24. Most of them rehash the original Associated Press story by Danielle Haas available here. Here are some excerpts: Archaeologist … Continue reading

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Pictures of Newly Uncovered Leviticus Scroll

Here are some pictures of the fragments of the Leviticus scroll from Associated Press: From my own quick analysis, this fragment appears to contain parts of Leviticus 23:43-44 (right column) and 24:16-18 (left column). The column widths range from 20-25 … Continue reading

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New “Dead Sea Scroll” Fragments of Leviticus Surfaces

A post to the Biblical Studies email list by Yitzhak Sapir reports on the discovery of two small fragments of a scroll containing portions of Leviticus 23. Here is the post: Walla News, apparently reporting an article from Yediot Ahronot, … Continue reading

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Noteworthy Commentary on the Psalms Published

There are a number of excellent commentaries on the book of Psalms. Most of the commentaries published recently, however, have either been limited in scope (almost all being one volume) and/or have targeted a more popular audience. This makes the … Continue reading

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Hussein and Kovacs: Twins Seperated at Birth?

In line with my previous post on Kidman and DiCaprio, I came across these pictures of Saddam Hussein and Ernie Kovacs (as Percy Dovetonsils) and thought I would do another “Twins Separated at Birth” feature. So what do you think?

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