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Dead Sea Scrolls

Sifting Through Religious Fact And Fiction In USA Network's 'Dig'

Religion News Service | Kimberly Winston | Posted 04.25.2015 | Religion

(RNS) Trapdoors, secret chambers and mysterious torch-lit beach rituals. The eighth episode of “Dig,” the Holy Land conspiracy thriller that aired...

A 2,000-Year-Old Thanksgiving Psalm

Dr. Joel Hoffman | Posted 01.26.2015 | Religion
Dr. Joel Hoffman

These lines are from ancient Jerusalem and form part of a psalm of thanksgiving that was penned in Hebrew over 2,000 years ago and preserved in the now-famous Dead Sea Scrolls. Though ancient, its themes resonate with modern religious traditions.

"Miles to Go Before It Sleeps"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 07.27.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Any motorist knows that the best way to ensure longevity is to regularly check your parts, monitor your fluids and make sure your und...

'Sicarii Essenes,' 'Those of the Circumcision,' and Qumran

Robert Eisenman | Posted 07.25.2014 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

In a much overlooked description of 'the Essenes', attributed to the Third-Century Early Church theologian Hippolytus in Rome, there exists a completely original version of Josephus' famous description of them.

Nine Tiny, Unopened Dead Sea Scrolls Found

Posted 03.19.2014 | Religion

Nine tiny but mighty Dead Sea Scrolls have been discovered -- or more accurately, re-discovered -- within the vaults of at the Israel Antiquities Auth...

Dead Sea Scrolls Are Now Just A Click Away

Posted 02.10.2014 | Religion

The Dead Sea scrolls will now be accessible for public viewing, and you don't even need to leave your home to see them. Orchestrated under the Isr...

For Sale: Irreplaceable Biblical Treasure

AP | DANIEL ESTRIN | Posted 05.26.2013 | Religion

JERUSALEM -- Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale – in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world's oldest biblical...

Obama In Ramallah For Talks With Palestinians

AP | JULIE PACE and MATTHEW LEE | Posted 05.21.2013 | World

RAMALLAH, West Bank -- U.S. President Barack Obama is meeting Palestinian officials on the second day of his Mideast tour to emphasize the importance ...

What Have We Learned From The Dead Sea Scrolls?

John J. Collins | Posted 12.22.2012 | Religion
John J. Collins

Ever since their discovery, the scrolls have aroused passions on a scale that is extraordinary for an academic subject. Now that those passions have cooled, the time is ripe to ask what we have really learned from this remarkable discovery.

Ten Commandments Scroll Goes On Display In A New York City Exhibit

Posted 12.20.2011 | Religion

By David Gibson Religion News Service NEW YORK (RNS) It is an irony of history that the Ten Commandments that Moses brought down from Mount Sinai ...

Ancient Jerusalem Stone To Be Part Of Scroll Exhibit In NYC

AP | Posted 12.18.2011 | Religion

NEW YORK -- A three-ton stone from Jerusalem's Western Wall will be part of an upcoming exhibition on the Dead Sea Scrolls in New York City. The ston...

Dead Sea Scrolls Now Online

Posted 11.27.2011 | Religion

By Michele Chabin Religion News Service JERUSALEM (RNS) Five of the Dead Sea Scrolls that have been stored for decades in a climate-controlled exh...

2,000 Year Old Dead Sea Scrolls Go Online

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 11.26.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Two thousand years after they were written and decades after they were found in desert caves, some of the world-famous Dead Sea Scro...

'The James Ossuary' and Its Authenticity

Robert Eisenman | Posted 05.26.2011 | World
Robert Eisenman

Now that the extended "trial" over "the James Ossuary" or "James Bone Box" in Israel is nearing its conclusion and all that remains to be announced is the verdict, it is time to take stock of where we stand with regard to this "Box."

Jurors Grapple With Question Of Identity Theft In Dead Sea Scrolls Case

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 02.13.2014 | College

A scholar's son was convicted Thursday of using online aliases to harass and discredit his father's detractors in a heated academic debate over the or...

Israeli Digitization Of Dead Sea Scrolls Halts Potential Return To Jordan (VIDEO, POLL)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Discovered in 1946 in the West Bank, The Dead Sea Scrolls are "among the most important archeological finds of the Modern Era," Al Jazeera reported th...

Dead Sea Scrolls Case: Son Says There's No Crime

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | College

NEW YORK — A lawyer charged with impersonating a Judaic studies professor online took the witness stand in his defense Monday, offering jurors a...

Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved? | Ker Than | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The recent decoding of a cryptic cup, the excavation of ancient Jerusalem tunnels, and other archaeological detective work may help solve one of the g...

Growing Up in Bethlehem With the Dead Sea Scrolls Story

Daoud Kuttab | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Daoud Kuttab

Growing up in Bethlehem, I literally grew up with the details of the discovery of the Dead Sea scrolls, which Israel claims Jordan and Palestine have no connection to.

Palestinians Try To Sell Ancient Text On Black Market

AP | MATTI FRIEDMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

JERUSALEM — Undercover Israeli officers foiled an attempt by two Palestinian men to sell an ancient, valuable papyrus document on the black mark...

University Of Chicago Scholar's Son Charged With ID Theft To Discredit Dad's Rival

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The son of a prominent University of Chicago professor has been arrested for allegedly impersonating one of his father's critics in an attempt to disc...

Dead Sea Scrolls To Be Made Available Online

The Guardian | Rory McCarthy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Scientists and scholars in Jerusalem have begun a programme to take the first high-resolution, digital photographs of the Dead Sea Scrolls so they can...

Ancient Scripts Predate - And Could Rewrite - The Bible

Daily Mail | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A fresh interpretation of a stone tablet dated to the decades before Jesus's birth could undermine some fundamentals of the Christian faith, experts c...