Category Archives: Dead Sea Scrolls

The Septuagint and Textual Criticism: Retroverting the Text

[One of my main areas of research is the Greek translation of the Hebrew Bible, the Septuagint. This post talks about how the Greek text can be used to help us understand the Hebrew original. It was originally published 08/2009] … Continue reading

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The Relationship between the Septuagint and Qumran Psalm 151

As I mentioned in my previous posts on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition, there is significant debate on the relationship between the Septuagint Psalm 151 and the version of the Psalm found in the Qumran Psalms scroll (11Q5 Psalm … Continue reading

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Psalm 151 at Qumran

As mentioned in my previour post on Septuagint Psalm 151 (first installment in my series on Psalm 151 in the Biblical Tradition), the discovery of Hebrew psalms clearly related to the Septuagint Psalm 151 created quite a stir among biblical … Continue reading

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Dead Sea Scrolls to be Available Online

The New York Times and other news providers are carrying a story today about the decision to make a comprehensive set of new digital images of the Dead Sea Scrolls available online. Here is an excerpt from the article: Equipped … Continue reading

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Goat Skin DNA, Dead Sea Scrolls, and Tehillim

Goats and Scrolls While it is not odd to see the Dead Sea Scrolls in the news — especially with the scroll exhibit touring the United States — there is an interesting article by Judy Siegel-Itzkovic in the Jerusalem Post … Continue reading

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Leviticus Scroll Image Comparison Before and After Removal

The missing image referred to in my previous post was linked to in the Hebrew version of the same article. Here is a side-by-side comparison of the scroll before (right) and after (left) the part was cut out: It appears … Continue reading

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Leviticus Scroll Fragments in the News Again

The Leviticus scroll discovered (or should I say recovered) by Israeli Archaeologist Hanan Eshel is back in the news. According to an article in Ha’aretz, Eshel is claiming that the Israeli Antiquities Authority is performing unnecessarily obtrusive tests on the … Continue reading

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A Couple New Books on the Dead Sea Scrolls

A couple new books on the Dead Sea Scrolls came to my attention recently and appear to be quite interesting. Weston W. Fields The Dead Sea Scrolls — A Short History (Brill, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca or Amazon.com) Edna Ullmann-Margalit … Continue reading

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More on the Qumran Latrines

Michael Pitkowsky alerted me to another article on the Qumran latrines in The Forward, a national Jewish newspaper. The article, by Katharina Galor and Jürgen Zangenberg, critiques the view of Joseph Zias and James Tabor that the latrines provide additional … Continue reading

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Latest in the Dead Sea Discoveries (14:1)

The latest volume of Dead Sea Discoveries (Volume 14, Issue 1) is out. There are a number of interesting articles in it, including the one by Barzilai. The contents are as follows: Barzilai, Gabriel. “Incidental Biblical Exegesis in the Qumran … Continue reading

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