Category Archives: Hanan Eshel

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 Step-by-Step Reconstruction of the New Leviticus Fragments (Best of Codex)

[Originally Posted 18th July 2005] 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 … Continue reading

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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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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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Minor Clarification regarding Hanan Eshel

I have covered much of the news surrounding Hanan Eshel’s recovery of some scroll fragments of the book of Leviticus (see here) as well as the subsequent investigation into his involvement the purchase (see here and here). I wanted to … Continue reading

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Investigation Surrounding the Purchase of Leviticus Scroll

The scroll fragments of the book of Leviticus that came to light in July 2005 (see my coverage and analysis of the scroll fragments here), are in the news again, as noted by Jim West at Biblical Theology blog here … Continue reading

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