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The Dead Sea Scrolls

High Court Rules Nagging Constitutional

Francis Levy | Posted 07.19.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

What will be the effect on marriage of the recent ruling by the state's highest court that according to the Times struck "down a statute that made it a felony to communicate with someone 'in a manner likely to cause annoyance or harm.'"

Confusions of "Pharisees" and "Essenes" in Josephus

Robert Eisenman | Posted 03.29.2014 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

Several historical and textual problems emerge from identifying the Dead Sea Scrolls with "the Essenes". Since most of our knowledge about "Essenes" i...

James the Just as Righteous Teacher -- The Radiocarbon Controversy

Robert Eisenman | Posted 12.22.2013 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

Where AMS Carbon dating is concerned, I take responsibility for its having arisen, unfortunately, in the first place and the procedure itself being ultimately employed in a certainly tendentious and somewhat over-inflated manner where the Scrolls were concerned.

Internal Evidence vs. External Evidence Like Carbon Testing in the Dead Sea Scrolls

Robert Eisenman | Posted 10.07.2013 | Religion
Robert Eisenman

There are two kinds of data for materials such as those found at Qumran (the Dead Sea Scrolls), 'external' and 'internal.' 'External data' consist of things like archaeology, paleography, and carbon dating.