• Potent Potables of the Past: Beer and Brewing in Mesopotamia
    Potent Potables of the Past: Beer and Brewing in Mesopotamia
    In ancient Mesopotamia, people knew how to appreciate a good beer [...]
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  • A Response to Douglas Petrovich’s “Hebrew as the Language behind the World’s First Alphabet?”
    A Response to Douglas Petrovich’s “Hebrew as the Language behind the World’s First Alphabet?”
    Petrovitch’s blog does not offer any grounds for accepting his ideas. Many scholars have written about [...]
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  • Hebrew as the Language behind the World’s First Alphabet?
    Hebrew as the Language behind the World’s First Alphabet?
    What is the language behind the world’s first alphabet? For over 150 years, scholars have studied the world’s first alphabetic script [...]
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  • Rabbinic Tales of Roman Origins
    Rabbinic Tales of Roman Origins
    What stories do we tell about our own origins? What tales do we recount about the origins of others? What happens when our narratives [...]
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  • Do You Get to Keep What You Find?
    Do You Get to Keep What You Find?
    There is one question that I am asked all the time, which has a short answer but is long on associated implications. The question is simply “Do you get to keep what you find?” The answer is very short: “No.” [...]
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  • The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy
    The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy
    This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. What have we learned over the past three score and ten? First, it has become increasingly recognized that we do not have a “library of the Essenes” in the way that it was previously understood.
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  • Kamid el-Loz – A Short Story in 900 Words
    Kamid el-Loz – A Short Story in 900 Words
    The urban communities of Kamid el-Loz, or at least their political representatives, used iconic buildings like the palace and temple to represent or symbolize the social order of the city.
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  • Potent Potables of the Past: Beer and Brewing in Mesopotamia
  • A Response to Douglas Petrovich’s “Hebrew as the Language behind the World’s First Alphabet?”
  • Hebrew as the Language behind the World’s First Alphabet?
  • Rabbinic Tales of Roman Origins
  • Do You Get to Keep What You Find?
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy
  • Kamid el-Loz – A Short Story in 900 Words
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