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Insights from the Dead Sea Scrolls
The texts from Qumran lead us to a new understanding of the history of Judaism in the Second Temple period. Initial research on the scrolls naturally concentrated on the Dead Sea Scroll sect. But the full corpus will teach us a tremendous...
Bible Review, June 1992
The Quote Heard ’Round the World It was 1948—I was studying theology and the Bible in Louvain (Belgium) at a college run by French-speaking Jesuits—when I first read in the press about a sensational Hebrew manuscript discovery dating to the...
Biblical Archaeology Review, July/August 2007
I want to say here and now how grateful I am to the original team of Dead Sea Scroll scholars who failed to publish the bulk of the scrolls for nearly 40 years and refused to let other scholars see them in the meantime. But for them, I would...
Biblical Archaeology Review, May/June 2015
The second generation of scholars—or is it the third?—offers a new perspective on the texts from the Qumran caves
Dead Sea Scroll scholarship is undergoing a virtual revolution. New ideas and perspectives are percolating among the small group of scholars who dedicate themselves to primary research on the content of the scrolls. Recent publications focus...
Bible Review, October 1990
The Museum of the Bible and those affiliated with the Green Collection were warned—repeatedly—about the problems surrounding the purchase and exhibition of unprovenanced, black-market antiquities.
Biblical Archaeology Review, Fall 2020