Dead Sea Scrolls

Discovery and Acquisition, 1947–1956, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1994.

Discovery and Acquisition, 1947–1956, Lawrence H. Schiffman, Reclaiming the Dead Sea Scrolls, Jewish Publication Society, Philadelphia, 1994.

The Dead Sea Scrolls were not discovered all at once in 1947. We have several accounts from antiquity and the Middle Ages about scrolls discovered in the region of Jericho. These previously discovered scrolls may have reached certain circles that influenced Karaism, a medieval Jewish sectarian movement that has certain parallels to the Dead Sea […]

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Jews 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

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. The theoretical […]

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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

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

IDF Enters Jerusalem

IDF Enters Jerusalem

Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Yitzhak Rabin in the entrance to the Old City of Jerusalem during the Six Day War, with Moshe Dayan and Uzi Narkiss. Photo courtesy of Ilan Bruner.

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The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them, Frank Moore Cross, BAR 3:1 (1977).

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them, Frank Moore Cross, BAR 3:1 (1977).

After a quarter century of discovery and publication, the study of the manuscripts from the desert of Judah has entered a new, more mature phase. True, the heat and noise of the early controversies have not wholly dissipated. One occasionally hears the agonized cry of a scholar pinned beneath a collapsed theory. And in the […]

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Shrine of the Book

Shrine of the Book

The Shrine of the Book is the home of several exceptional archaeological finds: the Dead Sea Scrolls and other rare ancient manuscripts. The dome covers a structure which is two-thirds below the ground, and is reflected in a pool of water that surrounds it. Across from the white dome is a black basalt wall. According […]

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About the Dead Sea Scrolls

 

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