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Typology and Semantics of Cryptograms and Acrolexa in the Orthodox East in the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Period

Typology and Semantics of Cryptograms and Acrolexa in the Orthodox East in the Byzantine and Post-Byzantine Period

By: Emmanuel Moutafov, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow  For some scholars, the letter abbreviations with encoded meaning on cryptograms and acrolexa are the ...

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Using Inscriptions from the Antiquities Market: Polarized Positions and Pragmatic Proposals

Using Inscriptions from the Antiquities Market: Polarized Positions and Pragmatic Proposals

By: Christopher A. Rollston Archaeological sites in the Middle East have been ransacked, pillaged, and plundered for many decades. The motivations of the actual pillaging are norm ...

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The Dilemma of Denial: Scholarly Publication Policies and the Illusion of Power

The Dilemma of Denial: Scholarly Publication Policies and the Illusion of Power

By: Jonathan Rosenbaum President Emeritus, Gratz College For generations, academic journals have been deemed the appropriate venue for the initial publication of ancient inscripti ...

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The Relationship of Egypt and its Vassals as Reflected in the Amarna Tablets

The Relationship of Egypt and its Vassals as Reflected in the Amarna Tablets

By: Yuan Zhihui, Tianjin Normal University, China, Noble Group Fellow During my four-and-a-half month fellowship at the Albright, my research project focused on “The Relationship ...

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From History and Myth, Anatolians in Mycenaean Greece

From History and Myth, Anatolians in Mycenaean Greece

By: Josh Cannon, University of Chicago The Late Bronze Age (LBA) of Anatolia is a period that has been described to us through history and myth. The history of LBA Anatolia comes ...

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The Qeiyafa Ostracon Again: A Sober Assessment in Light of the New Finds

The Qeiyafa Ostracon Again: A Sober Assessment in Light of the New Finds

By Christopher A. Rollston Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Emmanuel Christian Seminary For those working in the field(s) of ancient history, ancie ...

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FORGING HISTORY:   MOTIVES, METHODS, AND EXEMPLARS OF FORGED TEXTS [1]

FORGING HISTORY: MOTIVES, METHODS, AND EXEMPLARS OF FORGED TEXTS [1]

Christopher A. Rollston, crollston@ecs.edu Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Studies, Emmanuel Christian Seminary I. MOTIVATIONS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF FORGERIE ...

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PHILOLOGY, ‘MARA,’ AND THE ‘JESUS DISCOVERY’ BOOK AND DOCUMENTARY

PHILOLOGY, ‘MARA,’ AND THE ‘JESUS DISCOVERY’ BOOK AND DOCUMENTARY

 By Dr. Christopher A. Rollston, Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Emmanuel Christian Seminary, Tennessee  INTRODUCTION[1] Recently I have posted on ...

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A Response to Chris Rollston’s Reading of the Ossuary from Talpiot Tomb B

A Response to Chris Rollston’s Reading of the Ossuary from Talpiot Tomb B

By: H. Gregory Snyder, Professor of Religion, Davidson College Back in October, James Tabor invited me to join in a conversation that was underway between himself, Richard Bauckha ...

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THE FOUR-LINE GREEK INSCRIPTION FROM A TALPIYOT TOMB:  EPIGRAPHIC NOTES AND HISTORICAL DISCUSSIONS

THE FOUR-LINE GREEK INSCRIPTION FROM A TALPIYOT TOMB: EPIGRAPHIC NOTES AND HISTORICAL DISCUSSIONS

Christopher A. Rollston, Toyozo Nakarai Professor of Old Testament and Semitic Languages, Emmanuel Christian Seminary Introduction The publication of a four-line Greek inscription ...

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Comments from Prof. Steven Fine on the “Jesus Discovery”

Comments from Prof. Steven Fine on the “Jesus Discovery”

I was a member of a team assembled last summer by a major media outlet to evaluate this project. Sitting in a stately conference room, Mr. Jacobovici, Professor Tabor and Professo ...

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Jodi Magness responds to the “New Jesus Discovery”

Jodi Magness responds to the “New Jesus Discovery”

Professor Jodi Magness Department of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill As usual, the arrival of the Easter season this year is heralded by a sensation ...

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Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B:  A Detailed Response to the Claims of Professor James Tabor and Filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici

Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B: A Detailed Response to the Claims of Professor James Tabor and Filmmaker Simcha Jacobovici

Professor Christopher A. Rollston (crollston@ecs.edu) Professor of Semitic Studies, Emmanuel Christian Seminary I. THE CLAIMS OF TABOR AND JACOBOVICI: THE NEW BOOK[1] Here are the ...

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Eric Meyers’ review of “The New Jesus Discovery”

Eric Meyers’ review of “The New Jesus Discovery”

Review of "The New Jesus Discovery" (Simon and Schuster 2012, ISBN 978-1-4516-5040-2) Eric M.Meyers, Duke University For nearly two millennia Christians have venerated the site be ...

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Brief Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B

Brief Reflections of an Epigrapher on Talpiyot Tombs A and B

Professor Christopher A. Rollston, Emmanuel Christian Seminary Much can, and no doubt will, be said about the proposal (and new volume) of Professor James Tabor and Filmmaker Simc ...

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FEATURED POST by Christopher Rollston: The Probable Inventors of the First Alphabet

FEATURED POST by Christopher Rollston: The Probable Inventors of the First Alphabet

The Probable Inventors of the First Alphabet: Semites Functioning as rather High Status Personnel in a Component of the Egyptian Apparatus Christopher Rollston Introduction: For s ...

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10th Century BCE Hebrew Inscription Found at Khirbet Qeiyafa

10th Century BCE Hebrew Inscription Found at Khirbet Qeiyafa

Contributed by Y. Garfinkel (November 5, 2008) This summer an extraordinary Semitic inscription was found at Khirbet Qeiyafa. It was uncovered inside the fortified city, near the ...

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