Rethinking the “Qumran Community”: Recent Approaches

By: C.D. Elledge with Olivia Yeo

Cave 4Q at Qumran.

Cave 4Q at Qumran.

Who really wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? Twenty years ago, … Read more

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Near Eastern Archaeology in Malta

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Aerial view of Tas-Silg. 

By: Anthony J. Frendo

The Maltese archipelago lies practically at the centre of the Mediterranean, roughly … Read more

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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

Jolanta MylnarczykBy: Jolanta Mlynarczyk, University of Warsaw, Andrew W. Mellon Fellow

The aim of my research at the Albright was to … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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,

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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 … Read more

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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.  … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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“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.  … Read more

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Sectarianism and the Archaeology of Qumran

Regev at the entrance to Cave 11 with his students from the Land of Israel Studies and Archaeology department, Bar-Ilan

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The Eternal Planting, the Eden of Glory

1QHa 16.5-17.37

By: James H. Charlesworth

Introduction

Charlesworth lecturing in Qumran within the ruins, pointing to how the Qumranites

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Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls

 By: Jodi Magness

Qumran – the site associated with the Dead Sea Scrolls – is located eight and a half … Read more

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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 … Read more

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