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What Was Qumran? Not a Country Villa, Jodi Magness, BAR 22:06, Nov-Dec 1996.
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What Was Qumran? Not a Country Villa, Jodi Magness, BAR 22:06, Nov-Dec 1996.

Everyone wants to know who lived at Qumran, the settlement adjacent to the caves where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found. And sometimes it seems that everyone has a different opinion. With hopes of helping to solve the riddle, I’d like to address the other side of this question- Who didn’t live there? Our best […]

Posted in: Excavation
Where the Temple Tax Was Buried, Manfred R. Lehmann, BAR 19:06, Nov-Dec 1993.
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Where the Temple Tax Was Buried, Manfred R. Lehmann, BAR 19:06, Nov-Dec 1993.

The key to understanding the Copper Scroll One Dead Sea Scroll stands out as unique—in many ways. First, of course, is the material it is written on. It is the only one of the more than 800 scrolls in the collection that is written, or rather scratched, on copper—thin copper sheets. Obviously, it must have […]

Posted in: Maccabean Period
Tapping the Mother Lode: Qumran Cave 4, Hershel Shanks, BAR 19:05, Sep-Oct 1993.
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Tapping the Mother Lode: Qumran Cave 4, Hershel Shanks, BAR 19:05, Sep-Oct 1993.

Qumran Cave 4- Palaeo-Hebrew and Greek Biblical Manuscripts (Discoveries in the Judaean Desert, Volume 9) Patrick W. Skehan, Eugene Ulrich and Judith E. Sanderson, with a contribution by P.J. Parsons (Oxford- Clarendon Press, 1992) 250 pp., 47 plates, $105.00 Qumran Cave 4 contained the mother lode of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Nearly 600 of the […]

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Beatitudes Found Among Dead Sea Scrolls, Benedict T. Viviano, BAR 18:06, Nov-Dec 1992.
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Beatitudes Found Among Dead Sea Scrolls, Benedict T. Viviano, BAR 18:06, Nov-Dec 1992.

A recently published fragment among the Dead Sea Scrolls contains beatitudes with some striking similarities to the beatitudes in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-3–12) and in the Sermon on the Plain (Luke 6-20–23)—and also some important differences. The fragment was published in 1991 by Emile Puech,a my colleague at the École Biblique in […]

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N.Y. Resident Has His Citizenship Revoked for Aiding Nazis in WWII, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.
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N.Y. Resident Has His Citizenship Revoked for Aiding Nazis in WWII, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.

Returning and Redemption Mikhail Dercacz, a 73-year-old Queens resident, had his citizenship revoked last Thursday by a federal judge who ruled Dercacz had concealed his role as a Ukrainian policeman who had assisted the Nazis in persecuting Jews when he applied for admission to the United States in 1949 and for citizenship in 1954. According […]

February 1982
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February 1982

Cabinet Approves Participation of Four European Countries in the Sinai Peacekeeping Force, JTA, Feb. 1, 1982. Israeli Forces Capture Three Terrorists Who Attempted to Infiltrate the West Bank from Jordan, JTA, Feb. 1, 1982. Kirkpatrick Says Various Delegates at the UN Are Concerned that There Are Too Many Jews at the U.S. Mission, JTA, Feb. […]

Egyptian Army Delegation in Israel, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.
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Egyptian Army Delegation in Israel, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.

Egyptian Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Abed Rab El-Nabi Hafez arrived in Israel today at the head of a delegation of senior military officers, for a five-day official visit. He is returning the visit to Egypt by Israeli Chief of Staff Gen. Rafael Eitan last December. The arrangements for the visit are similar to those […]

Former Chief of Israel’s Intelligence Services Confirms Passing on to the U.S. Details Of Khrushchev’s Famous 1956 Speech, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.
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Former Chief of Israel’s Intelligence Services Confirms Passing on to the U.S. Details Of Khrushchev’s Famous 1956 Speech, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.

Issa Harel, former head of the Mossad and the Israeli intelligence and security services for the first 15 years of Israel’s history, has confirmed that it was the Mossad which passed on to U.S. intelligence the details of Nikita Khrushchev’s famous 1956 speech denouncing the previous Stalin regime. Israel has frequently been rumored to have […]

Bomb Explodes Outside the Home of the Chief Rabbi of Vienna, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.
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Bomb Explodes Outside the Home of the Chief Rabbi of Vienna, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.

A bomb which exploded outside the home of Vienna Chief Rabbi Dr. Bela Akiba Eisenberg last Friday night was described by police as the work of amateurs. No one was injured in the attack on the apartment which was unoccupied at the time, but the explosion blew the door off its hinges and shattered several […]

Meese: Reagan Rejected Mubarak’s Call for U.S.-Palestinian Dialogue, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.
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Meese: Reagan Rejected Mubarak’s Call for U.S.-Palestinian Dialogue, JTA, Feb. 8, 1982.

White House Counsellor Edwin Meese III said today that President Reagan rejected Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s call for the U.S. to open a dialogue with the Palestinians when Mubarak met with the President here last week. Appearing on the ABC-TV “This Week With David Brinkley” program, Meese said that Reagan restated the U.S. position that […]