Tag: Essenes

What Is the Oldest Hebrew Bible?

11/01 | The oldest Hebrew Bible texts are the Dead Sea Scrolls (c. 250 B.C.E.–115 C.E.), but the most nearly complete copies of the Hebrew Bible are codices from a thousand years   Read more…

Posted in Hebrew Bible.

Titus Flavius Josephus and the Prophet Jeremiah

06/04 | In the September/October 2012 issue of Biblical Archaeology Review, Avishai Margalit contrasts Josephus’s tarnished reputation with that of the prophet Jeremiah.   Read more…

Posted in People in the Bible.

Lawrence H. Schiffman on the Dead Sea Scrolls’ History

05/11 | In the May/June 2015 issue of BAR, Lawrence H. Schiffman describes the Dead Sea Scrolls’ history, from their discovery in the Qumran caves to the state of present-day scroll research.   Read more…

Posted in Dead Sea Scrolls.

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