Dead Sea Scrolls

About The Dead Sea Scrolls

About The Dead Sea Scrolls

Edited by Prof. Lawrence H. Schiffman Although they are referred to quite frequently, many of the basic details and history of the Dead Sea Scrolls are not well known. Below is a brief list of the most commonly asked questions about the Dead Sea Scrolls. What are the Dead Sea Scrolls? The term Dead Sea […]

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Jews in the Greco-Roman Period

Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman Period

Jews and Judaism in the Greco-Roman Period

Edited by Prof. Steven Fine, with the assistance of Stanley Mirvis Enter the world of Herod, Hillel and Jesus. Welcome to the Second Temple and Rabbinic Period! This web portal explores the millenium between Cyrus the Great’s momentous order to rebuild the Temple of Jerusalem in 540 BCE, and the completion of the Babylonian Talmud, […]

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Jewish Mysticism

Jewish Mysticism And Esotericism

Jewish Mysticism And Esotericism

Jewish Mysticism Edited by Prof. Elliot R. Wolfson, with the assistance of Dr. Hartley Lachter This site is designed to serve as an introduction to the main historical periods and theoretical currents of Jewish Mysticism, Esotericism and Kabbalah, ranging from the Bible, through the Talmud, the Zohar, Isaac Luria, the Baal Shem Tov and beyond. […]

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Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible

The Hebrew Bible The Parts of the Whole The Hebrew Bible in Its Ancient Near Eastern Setting Doublets and Contradictions, Seams and Sources Critical Approaches to the Bible Biblical Narrative Israel in Egypt Exodus The Priestly Legacy Biblical Law On the Steps of Moab The Deuteronomistic History Hebrew Prophecy- The Non-Literary Prophets Literary Prophecy Responses […]

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Medieval Christendom

The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500

The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500

Medieval W. Christendom Edited by Prof. Robert Chazan With the assistance of Abby Kornfeld and Eytan Zadoff Overview- The Jews of Medieval Western Christendom, 1000-1500 The Church and the Jews Popular Perceptions and Violence The State and the Jews Jewish Responses to Material Challenges Jewish Responses to Spiritual Challenges

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Returning and Redemption

British Military Rule, 1918-1922

British Military Rule, 1918-1922

Overview The Peace Conference and the Mandate for Palestine, Notes from Albright, et al, Palestine- A Study of Jewish, Arab and British Policies, Vol. I, Yale University Press, 1947. Promises, Claims and Rights, Notes from Albright, et al, Palestine- A Study of Jewish, Arab and British Policies, Vol. I, Yale University Press, 1947. The White […]

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The Enigma of Qumran, Hershel Shanks, BAR 24:01, Jan-Feb 1998.

The Enigma of Qumran, Hershel Shanks, BAR 24:01, Jan-Feb 1998.

The Dead Sea Scrolls Four archaeologists assess the site Click here to view the original article. If you want to understand how archaeologists think, how they reason, how they work, how they interpret finds—and why they sometimes disagree—you will enjoy this discussion among four prominent archaeologists who know as much about Qumran and its excavation […]

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Excavation

Excavation

The Dead Sea Scrolls Overview Overview- Excavation Secondary sources Qumran, Khirbet (M.R. 193127), Jerome Murphy-O’Connor, Anchor Bible Dictionary (ed. David Noel Freedman), Doubleday, New York 1992. The Archaeology of Qumran, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia 1994. Frank Moore Cross. The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote […]

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Maccabean-Hasmonean Period, 166-63 BCE

Maccabean-Hasmonean Period, 166-63 BCE

Highlights- Coin of Alexander Jannaeus, 103-76 BCE The Temple Scroll, c. 100 BCE The War Scroll, c. 100 BCE Menorah Coin, 40-37 BCE The Ten Commandments Scroll, 30-1 BCE Overview The Maccabees (Hasmoneans) 167-63, Teddy Kollek and Moshe Pearlman, Jerusalem- Sacred City of Mankind, Steimatzky Ltd., Jerusalem, 1991. Biblical History- From Alexander the Great to […]

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