Tag Archives: Dead Sea Scrolls

Ask Larry Schiffman Anything You Wish

Larry blogs On Dec. 26th, from 6-8 PM EST you have the opportunity to ask me anything on Reddit’s Judaism forum. In order to post a question you must have a Reddit account (registration is simple).  Looking forward to seeing my … Continue reading

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More on the IAA’s Digital Dead Sea Scrolls Project

From the Facebook page of the IOQS- Shani Tzoref On the IAA digital library again… the IAA is about to start working on Phase 2 of the project. If anybody has any further requests, critiques, or any feedback to offer, … Continue reading

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Akkadian Commentaries and Hebrew Exegesis

New in Dead Sea Discoveries– Akkadian Commentaries from Ancient Mesopotamia and Their Relation to Early Hebrew Exegesis, by Uri Gabbay. Commentaries from ancient Mesopotamia, written in cuneiform script and in the Akkadian language, are known from the eighth century B.C.E. … Continue reading

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A More Perfect Torah: At the Intersection of Philology and Hermeneutics in Deuteronomy and the Temple Scroll

With thanks to James Spinti for telling me about this forthcoming volume. The historical-critical method that characterizes academic biblical studies too often remains separate from approaches that stress the history of interpretation, which are employed more frequently in the area … Continue reading

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Christopher Rollston Remembers Frank Moore Cross

Frank Moore Cross, Hancock Professor of Hebrew and Other Oriental Languages Emeritus has passed away (October 17, 2012). Born July 13, 1921, Professor Cross was educated at Maryville College (where he majored in the hard sciences), McCormick Theological Seminary, and … Continue reading

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One Week Ago Today the Hanan Eshel Memorial Volume was Presented

At a special session at SBL and it’s titled – ‘Go Out and Study the Land’ (Judges 18:2) : Archaeological, Historical and Textual Studies in Honor of Hanan Eshel. A copy can be yours for a mere $196. Hanan Eshel … Continue reading

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BibleWorks 9: Hebrew and the LXX, and Final Observations

Frequently it’s necessary to examine the Hebrew text of the Old Testament side by side with the LXX.  BibleWorks 9 makes it simple as pie.  One need simply open up the program, go to the OT text one is exegeting, … Continue reading

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In Honor of Lawrence Schiffman

With thanks to Joseph Lauer for the notice- Teaching Texts and Traditions: A Special Colloquium and Celebration in Honor of Lawrence H. Schiffman Wednesday, April 6, 2011 19 University Place New York, NY 6:30 pm         Reception 7:00 pm         Welcome Remarks — … Continue reading

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The Casey Colloquium: Excerpt Ten

This is the last entry in my ten part series of excerpts from Maurice Casey’s Jesus of Nazareth (the whole series can be accessed here). In the conclusion, Casey remarks, in part To fit Jesus into his original context within … Continue reading

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The Saddest Aspect of the Trial of Raphael Golb…

Is that his father, whom he defended so vociferously and so hazardously and so stringently, didn’t bother to attend a single moment of the proceedings.  If my child were on trial, nothing could keep me away.  How about you?  But … Continue reading

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The End of the Trial of Raphael Golb and The Impending Verdict

A Manhattan prosecutor has asked jurors to set aside the history and drama behind a forgery case involving the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, and focus on evidence that shows a lawyer and writer is guilty of identity theft. … Assistant … Continue reading

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Today at the Trial of Raphael Golb

According to one unconfirmed report (by a supporter of Raphael Golb), Golb is alleged to be testifying today in his own defense.  If so, then there surely will be some news outlets offering accurate accounts of his testimony later on … Continue reading

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Today at the Trial of Raphael Golb

The news hasn’t reported anything but there was testimony and the trial is in fact continuing.  Some of the most important testimony will take place tomorrow and the case will wrap up shortly thereafter. When the decision comes down I’ll … Continue reading

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The Trial of Raphael Golb: September 14 Update

News outlets seem to be following the proceedings- as was to be expected: A New York attorney went on trial Tuesday on criminal charges that accuse him of adopting electronic aliases to discredit one of his professor-father’s academic rivals. The … Continue reading

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Why Has Hershel Shanks Erased Robert Cargill?

The BAR news alert shouts Israel National Radio Interviews Lawrence Shiffman August 23, 2010 Israel National Radio interviews Lawrence Shiffman, the Ethel and Irvine A. Edelman Professor of Hebrew and Judaic Studies at New York University, who discusses the Dead … Continue reading

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Lawrence Schiffman in the News

Lawrence H. Schiffman lectures tonight (7:30 CST) at the Milwaukee Public Museum on Israel at the time of The Dead Sea Scrolls. His new book comes out this month. Though many of the essays here have been previously published, all … Continue reading

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