Scroll scholar Sidnie White Crawford believes the evidence from the Qumran caves proves the scrolls were written, collected and ultimately hidden away by a Jewish sectarian group.
In The Scrolls, Scripture and Interpretation, a DVD lecture series from the Biblical Archaeology Society, leading Biblical scholars explore the meaning and significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls in relation to the Biblical text.
The Oxford Handbook of the Dead Sea Scrollsis a valuable tool for the newcomer as well as seasoned scholars seeking the history and latest research on the ancient texts of Qumran.
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Our engaging and fully illustrated free eBook,The Dead Sea Scrolls–What They Really Say, authored by BAR editor Hershel Shanks, will guide you through the complex history of the scrolls and what they teach us about the development of early Christianity, the Hebrew Bible and the history of Judaism.
The Leon Levy Expedition to Ashkelon announced that the first two volumes of the ongoing excavation’s final reports are now freely available online.
In the week since the Israel Museum began posting high-resolution images of the Dead Sea Scrolls online, more than a million people have stopped to browse the digital versions of the ancient texts.
The British Broadcasting Company (BBC) announced that the date references B.C.E. (Before Common Era) and C.E. (Common Era) would be used in all BBC programming instead of the more traditional B.C. and A.D. designations.
Recent salvage excavations around the Holyland Hill housing development in Jerusalem have revealed one of the city’s oldest cemeteries.
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