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Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar’s Son Off to Jail

01/30 | A New York appellate court has affirmed the criminal conviction of Raphael Golb, son of Dead Sea Scroll scholar Norman Golb, for impersonating another Dead Sea Scroll scholar, Lawrence Schiffman.   Read more…

The Golden Wreaths of the Thessaloniki Metro Excavations

01/29 | Last week, excavations for the construction of a new subway system in Thessaloniki uncovered a 2300-year-old golden olive branch wreath in a Macedonian cist tomb.   Read more…

Brandeis Students Highlight Science in the Scrolls

01/28 | The scrolls’ final stop is at the Museum of Science in Boston (beginning in May 2013), and the museum has worked closely with Brandeis University students and faculty to organize   Read more…

Widows in the Bible

01/23 | In a Biblical Views column, Robin Gallaher Branch presents several examples of how, in the Bible, widows can serve as special textual markers to alert readers that something significant is   Read more…

Tumor and Teeth in Late Roman Spain

01/23 | Archaeologists excavating a Spanish necropolis discovered a calcified tumor with a bone and four teeth in the pelvis of a late Roman woman.   Read more…

The Dead Sea Rises

01/22 | Last week The Times of Israel reported the first increase in volume in the Dead Sea in over ten years.   Read more…

Digitizing Israel’s Scientific Archive

01/18 | The Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) Scientific Archive includes tens of thousands of extraordinary (and extraordinarily fragile) documents from the British Mandate (1919-1948).   Read more…

Evidence of Shiloh’s Destruction Gone Missing

01/17 | Early last week, archaeologists uncovered a broken pottery vessel and ashes suggesting large-scale destruction at Biblical Shiloh, the Israelite capital for over three centuries before the Temple was built in   Read more…

The Elusive Kingdom of Kush

01/16 | In the 8th century B.C.E., the Nubian Kingdom of Kush took over its politically fragmented northern neighbor, forming Egypt’s twenty-fifth dynasty, known as the Nubian dynasty or the Kushite Empire.   Read more…

Early Jewish Writings Reveal History of Jerusalem

01/16 | The famous Theodotus inscription, which commemorates the building of a first-century B.C.E. synagogue, is one of hundreds of early Jewish writings now being published that document the ancient history of   Read more…


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