Category Archives: Scholars

James Barr Dead At 82

Dr. James Barr, an amazing biblical scholar, theologian, and linguist, died October 14 in Claremont, California. Students of the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament will be familiar with his works (if not, they should be!). Here is an excerpt from the Vanderbilt … 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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The Editing of the Book of Psalms: A Tribute to Gerald H. Wilson

I was shocked and saddened to read of Dr. Gerald H. Wilson‘s passing in today’s up-date to the SBL Forum (I was also surprised that it took so long to hear the news since he died in November; but perhaps … 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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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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