Category Archives: Hanan Eshel

Leviticus Scroll Story Picked Up by CanadianChristianity.com

In a previous post, I mentioned that my story on the Leviticus Scroll fragments may be picked up by CanadianChristianity.com. Well it has; the story is here. Filed in: Discoveries Dead.Sea.Scrolls Leviticus Fragments Eshel

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Leviticus Scroll Fragment Article Now Online

My ChristianWeek article on the Leviticus Scroll fragments is available online here (I have also heard it will be picked up by CanadianChristianity.com). In addition, I have brought together my posts and pictures of the fragments — including some new … Continue reading

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New Story on the Leviticus Scroll Fragments Published

My story on the recently discovered scroll fragments of the Book of Leviticus has appeared in the print edition ChristianWeek. It actually made the front page. Now that the article is published I will blog a full account of my … Continue reading

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Qumran Fragments on the Market? Discovery and Provenance of the Leviticus Fragments

Stephen Goranson brought my attention (via the Biblical Studies email list) to the following story by Henk Schutten: “Dead Sea Scrolls in the Trade.” The story was published in Dutch newspaper het Parool (An English Translation is available here). The … Continue reading

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New Picture of Leviticus Scroll Fragments

As promised, below is a new — previously unpublished — picture of the recently discovered scroll fragments of the book of Leviticus. This picture was taken by Hanan Eshel on the night of 23 August 2004 at the abandoned Jordanian … Continue reading

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New Picture of Leviticus Fragments Coming Soon!

Quick Note: I have a new picture of the Leviticus scroll fragments when they were first seen by Hanan Eshel in August 2004. I will post it as soon as possible.

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Conflation and Confusion in Report on Leviticus Scroll Discovery

A post on the biblical studies email list by Elmer D. Escoto brought my attention to a Spanish news story on the Leviticus scroll discovery that interestingly conflates what I believe is its original English source — with very confusing … Continue reading

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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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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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