Archive for July, 2015

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

The Dead Sea Scrolls and the People Who Wrote Them, Frank Moore Cross, BAR 3:1 (1977).
By July 5, 2015 Read More →

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 […]

Shrine of the Book
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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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IDF Enters Jerusalem
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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.