iOS app Android app

Dead Sea Scrolls

"Nice Work If You Can Get It"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.10.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Whenever I attempt to do something I can't do -- sing, dance, perform surgery -- somebody tells me not to quit my day job. The only p...

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...

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 ...

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...

'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."

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

Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

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 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.

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...