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Bible Review, December 1990

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Was John the Baptist an Essene?

By Otto Betz

The Dead Sea Scrolls, found between 1947 and 1956 in caves on the northwest shore of the Dead Sea, provide us with a picture of a first-century Jewish community that could well have been the home of John the Baptist. At the very least, the possibility is...Read more ›

The Man Who Wasn’t There

Textual mysteries created by Hebrew spelling

By Harvey Minkoff

Who was Masek? Where is Calneh? What do Adam, Satan, Malachi and Shiloh all have in common? What did Adam say when he saw Eve for the first time? The answers to this little quiz may be disconcerting to some students of the Bible. Masek, according to...Read more ›

How Judaism and Christianity Can Talk to Each Other

The basis for an interreligious dialogue

By Jacob Neusner

Recently I wrote a book with Father Andrew Greeley entitled The Bible and Us: A Priest and a Rabbi Read Scripture Together (Warner Books, 1990) that required me to focus on the nature of Jewish-Christian dialogue. The experience led me to conclude that much of the dialogue...Read more ›

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