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Bible-like Prophecy Was Mounted in a Wall 2,000 Years Ago
IF it were written on leather (and smaller) I would say it was another Dead Sea Scroll fragment—but it isn’t. It is written on gray-colored stone! And it is 3 feet high and 1 foot wide! Otherwise, it strongly resembles in many respects what...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 2008
Cross and Eshel misread the Qumran ostracon relating the settlement to the Dead Sea Scrolls
With all due respect to my distinguished colleagues Frank Moore Cross of Harvard University and Esther Eshel of Hebrew University in Jerusalem, their reading of the recently excavated and already famous ostracon from Qumran is, in a word,...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 1998
The fragmentary Dead Sea Scroll that is the subject of this article has been much discussed by scholars since our recent publication of it in a scientific journal,1 and it has even received some notice in the popular press, principally...
Biblical Archaeology Review, January/February 1994
Any script used over a long period of time undergoes changes, some of which may not be perceived by one unfamiliar with the development of the letter forms. In order to date a script, one has to be familiar with its style—all the details...
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April 1997
Scholars have debated what to do with forgeries and unprovenanced artifacts. Many believe they should not be published or considered reliable historical evidence. However, some, Hershel Shanks included, believe they should be treated as valuable pieces of the archaeological puzzle. Paleographer Ada Yardeni highlights a few significant cases.
Biblical Archaeology Review, March/April May/June 2018