Nov 1 Blog
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 ago. What happened in the period between these two discoveries? The Ashkar-Gilson Manuscript fills the gap in our knowledge of this interim period.
Apr 19 Blog
Aug 16 Blog
For more than a thousand years, the Jews of Cairo would preserve every piece of writing that contained Bible verses or references to God. Some of these treasured scraps are on display in the exhibit Discarded History: The Genizah of Medieval Cairo at the Cambridge University Library.
Sep 4 Blog
Oct 3 Blog
Ronald F. Youngblood, professor emeritus of Old Testament and Hebrew at Bethel Seminary in St. Paul, Minnesota, who is perhaps best known for his work as a Bible translator, has died at age 82. He served on the team that translated the New International Version (NIV) Bible—using the original Hebrew, Aramaic and Greek documents. Its mission was to provide an easy, straightforward English text that reflected the everyday language of the 20th century. Today, more than three decades after it was published, the New International Version remains the best-selling English translation of the Bible.