Category Archives: Dead Sea Scrolls

BAR Article on Hanan Eshel

Dead Sea Scrolls scholar Hanan Eshel is back in the news — well kind of. There is an online article about Hanan Eshel on the Biblical Archaeology Society Webstie that deals with some of the controversy surrounding his purchase of … Continue reading

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Latest in the Dead Sea Discoveries

Jim Davila over at PaleoJudaica has the table of contents from the latest Dead Sea Discoveries. Among other things, there is an article on the Qumran Psalms Scroll that looks interesting: Vered Noam, “The Origin of the List of David’s … Continue reading

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Hebrew Witnesses to the Text of the Old Testament (TCHB 3)

One of the first tasks of the textual critic is to collect the variants among the different witnesses to the text of the Hebrew Bible. This post will introduce some of the Hebrew witnesses to this text. This is the … Continue reading

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Big Thanks to Jim West

I am sitting on the couch in my family room browsing through my new two-volume Encyclopedia of the Dead Sea Scrolls (Lawrence H. Schiffman and James C. VanderKam, eds.; Oxford, 2000; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com) compliments of … Continue reading

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Thanks, Jim West!

Jim West held a contest of his own today, and guess what? I actually won something. I don’t win things very often, so I am pleased as punch! (OK, what does that mean, “pleased as punch”? How can a liquid … Continue reading

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New Book: The Dead Sea Scrolls: What Have We Learned?

I am quite excited about this new book on the Dead Sea Scrolls: The Dead Sea Scrolls: What Have We Learned?, Eileen M. Schuller (Louisville: Westminster John Knox, 2006; Buy from Amazon.ca | Buy from Amazon.com). Dr. Eileen Schuller is … Continue reading

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English Abstract of Eshel’s Article on Leviticus Fragments

In a previous post I mentioned the publication of an article by Hanan Eshel on the recently recovered Leviticus scroll fragments in volume three of Meghillot: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Here is the published English abstract of Eshel’s … Continue reading

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Publication of Hanan Eshel’s Reconstruction of Leviticus Fragments

A quick note to mention that Hanan Eshel’s article on the Leviticus Fragments has been published in the third volume of Meghillot: Studies in the Dead Sea Scrolls. Here is the full bibliographic information: Hanan Eshel, “שרידי מגילת מקר×? חדשה … Continue reading

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Eshel Arrest Looming?

According to a news report from Haaretz (via Biblical Theology), the Israeli police have provided evidence to the Israeli State Prosecutor’s Office to indict archaeologist Professor Hanan Eshel on three criminal counts: bringing an antiquity into Israel illegally, trafficking in … Continue reading

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The Protest against Dr. Hanan Eshel’s Treatment Continues

Haaretz has reported that Bar-Ilan University — the university where Dr. Hanan Eshel teaches — has indefinitely postponed its annual archaeology conference as a protest against a police complaint lodged by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) against Eshel. This continues … Continue reading

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