Sunday , 20 April 2014

Rethinking the “Qumran Community”: Recent Approaches

Rethinking the “Qumran Community”: Recent Approaches

By: C.D. Elledge with Olivia Yeo Who really wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Twenty years ago, the available options for understanding the identity of the Dead Sea Scrolls Community we ...

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Near Eastern Archaeology in Malta

Near Eastern Archaeology in Malta

By: Anthony J. Frendo The Maltese archipelago lies practically at the centre of the Mediterranean, roughly midway between the eastern and the western Mediterranean Sea, and betwee ...

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Terracotta Oil Lamps from Qumran and Ein Feshkha (R. de Vaux’s Excavations, 1951-1958): Typology, Chronology and the Question of Manufacturing Centers

Terracotta Oil Lamps from Qumran and Ein Feshkha (R. de Vaux’s Excavations, 1951-1958): Typology, Chronology and the Question of Manufacturing Centers

By: Jolanta Mlynarczyk, University of Warsaw, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow The aim of my research at the Albright was to study an assemblage of ca. 200 oil lamps discovered at Qumran b ...

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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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Texts without Qumran and Qumran without Texts: Searching for the Latrines

Texts without Qumran and Qumran without Texts: Searching for the Latrines

By: James D. Tabor, The University of North Carolina at Charlotte  On the other days they dig a small pit, a foot deep, with a paddle of the sort given them when they are first ad ...

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Qumran Month Comes to a Close

Qumran Month Comes to a Close

It has been a successful month here on the ASOR blog, with posts by many leading scholars on all aspects of Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls! We have had seven posts covering every ...

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An Old Problem Gets More Interesting:  Resurrection in the Dead Sea Scrolls

An Old Problem Gets More Interesting: Resurrection in the Dead Sea Scrolls

By: C.D. Elledge Jewish hope in resurrection of the dead plays an important role in the history of Western religions.  It was principally during the Second Temple Period that Jews ...

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THE OTHER DEAD SEA SCROLLS: CONSIDERING THE ARAMAIC TEXTS FROM QUMRAN

THE OTHER DEAD SEA SCROLLS: CONSIDERING THE ARAMAIC TEXTS FROM QUMRAN

By: Daniel A. Machiela When most people think of the Dead Sea Scrolls, they likely (and understandably) envision either a devoted band of Jewish sectarians sequestered away in the ...

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Get Fuzzy: The Elusive Rewriters of Scripture

Get Fuzzy: The Elusive Rewriters of Scripture

By: Molly Zahn When Geza Vermes first coined the term “Rewritten Bible” a half-century ago, I suspect he did not have any idea of the impact that term would make in Qumran studies ...

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“The Dynamics of Holiness in the Temple Scroll:  Exclusion or Expansion?”

“The Dynamics of Holiness in the Temple Scroll: Exclusion or Expansion?”

By: Hannah K Harrington Studies have focused both on the exclusionary and expansionist character of holiness in the Temple Scroll.  On the one hand, it has been argued that the st ...

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Sectarianism and the Archaeology of Qumran

Sectarianism and the Archaeology of Qumran

By: Eyal Regev In a couple of articles published in BASOR and Revue de Qumran[1], I have analyzed the social aspects of the inhabitants of kh. Qumran using social-scientific theor ...

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The Eternal Planting, the Eden of Glory

The Eternal Planting, the Eden of Glory

1QHa 16.5-17.37 By: James H. Charlesworth Introduction  The Thanksgiving Hymns are the creation of poets who became the Community of priests who left the Temple (or were cast out, ...

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Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

 By: Jodi Magness Qumran - the site associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls - is located eight and a half miles south of Jericho, by the northwest shore of the Dead Sea.  The site wa ...

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Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls Month

Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls Month

We are pleased to announce that September will be Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls month here on the ASOR blog. Starting Tuesday, September 4th, we will be posting contributions fr ...

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