Saturday, February 11, 2017

Weekend Roundup, Part 1

Excavations are set to resume at Masada, and the focus will be on Herod’s gardens and the rebels’ houses.

Tel Aviv University will begin excavations at Kiriath Jearim this August.

The IAA has inaugurated a “new” trail in the Davidson Center Archaeological Park. The “mikveh path” is described as being “experiential, circular, and modular.”

Craig Evans discusses the new DSS cave find and shares with readers the insights of Randall Price. The article includes a picture of the 12th cave's location.

Some scholars are claiming that any future finds relating to the Dead Sea Scrolls belong to Israel.

The latest discovery, with the blank scroll parchment, may help to detect modern forgeries.

The Oriental Institute Museum has made available an Ancient Near Eastern Cross-Cultural Timeline.

The Steinsaltz edition of the Talmud is being published online and will be available for free in Hebrew and English. This joins an already extensive collection of Jewish texts at Sefaria.

HT: Ted Weis, Agade, Joseph Lauer, Paleojudaica

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2 Comments:

  • Todd, Maybe I'm missing something but what is the big deal in finding Cave #12? Sounds like it's empty because it was raided in the past.

    By Blogger GMI Man, at Sat Feb 11, 04:59:00 PM  

  • There are thousands of caves in the Judean wilderness, and in the last 70 years they've found only 11 that are known to have held ancient scrolls. Now they know of another. And it's quite possible that some of the Dead Sea Scrolls in museums and collections today came from this cave. The discovery also indicates that not all scroll caves were discovered in the 1940s-50s and raises hopes for more discoveries of unlooted caves.

    By Blogger Todd Bolen, at Sat Feb 11, 05:09:00 PM  

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