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2015 ASOR Annual Meeting Presentations [VIDEO]

At the 2015 ASOR Annual Meeting, several of our members graciously volunteered to have their presentations recorded for ASORtv. Some presenters met with our Digital Media Specialist to read their papers, and some volunteers were recorded in session […]

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Israel Numismatic Report: Important Finds, Altruistic Reporting, and the Law

Recently a number of altruistic Israelis have turned in or reported coin finds […]

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Were the ancient Egyptians polite? Exploring politeness in Late Egyptian

Were the ancient Egyptians polite? […]

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Ancient Legal Papyri Bring Lost World to Life

Everyone has heard of the ancient Jewish religious scrolls discovered at Qumran […]

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Why 1 and 2 Kings?

Why were the books of 1 and 2 Kings written […]

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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?”

Petrovitch’s blog does not offer any grounds for accepting his ideas. Many scholars have written […]

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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 […]

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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?

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?” […]

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The Dead Sea Scrolls at Seventy

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls. […]

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