Posts Tagged ‘scrolls’

Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls

March 18, 2021 by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen Read on for article Book Review: Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen reviews Light beyond the Shadows: The Legacy of the Czech Torah Scrolls by Sheila Pallay and Julius Muller. When this book first arrived, I looked at it with a little trepidation. This looked like one of those nice coffee table […]

2,000-Year-Old Biblical Texts Found in Israel, 1st Since Dead Sea Scrolls

(The Jerusalem Post) — Some 1,900 years ago, Jewish refugees fleeing the Romans made their way to the Judean Desert. Among the belongings they carried with them were scrolls featuring the biblical books of Zechariah and Nahum. Two millennia later, fragments of those texts have reemerged, the Antiquities Authority (IAA) announced Tuesday. It is the first […]

Dead Sea Scrolls liberator Hershel Shanks passes away at 90

Hershel Shanks, founder and former editor of the Biblical Archeology Review (BAR), the world’s best-selling biblical archaeology magazine, has passed away on Friday at 90 years old. He dedicated himself to building an abundant archive of biblical archaeological discoveries for the public, according to the Biblical Archaeology Society.  After a sabbatical in Israel in 1972, […]

Norman Golb, pioneering Dead Sea Scrolls scholar, dies at 92

Norman Golb, a pathbreaking academic who broadened scholarship on the Dead Sea Scrolls and unearthed a history of Jews in Medieval France, has died at 92. Golb died on Dec. 29, UChicago News reported last week. After earning a doctorate in Judaic and Semitic studies from Johns Hopkins University in 1954, Golb studied at the […]

Could This Be The Biggest Find Since The Dead Sea Scrolls – Seventy Metal Books Found In Cave In Jordan Could Change Our View Of Biblical History

SHEPHERD’S DISCOVERY THAT UNEARTHED A TREASURE TROVE The Dead Sea Scrolls, counted among the most important archaeological finds of the modern era, were discovered in a cave (pictured) by a Bedouin shepherd in the West Bank. The scrolls consist of 30,000 separate fragments making up 900 manuscripts of biblical texts and religious writings from the […]

Dead Sea Scrolls Are Posted Online

  The Independent September 28, 2011 Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the Dead Sea scrolls went online yesterday in a project launched by Israel’s national museum and the internet search giant Google. Publishing five of the most important Dead Sea scrolls on […]

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