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Posted 05 November 2017 - 12:55 AM

Fighting Over the Bible: Jewish Interpretation, Sectarianism and Polemic from Temple to Talmud and Beyond

 

October 2017

 

By Isaac Kalimi
 
"The Hebrew Bible/Old Testament stands as an important sacred text for all branches of the Abrahamic faiths, although these maintain fundamentally different attitudes towards it. Nonetheless, far from unifying Jews, Christians and Muslims, the biblical texts divided them, and have regularly been used as weapons to condemn opponents – insiders and outsiders – rather than as tokens of unification and reconciliation."
 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:03 AM

Israel Museum Studies in Archaeology
 
Volume 8 - 2016-2017
 
 
H/t: BiblePlacesBlog

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:15 AM

The Digitizing Tell en-Naṣbeh (Biblical Mizpah of Benjamin) Project
 
"Tell en-Naṣbeh is an archaeological site about 12 km (eight miles) north of the Old City of Jerusalem and south of the modern Palestinian city of Ramallah (31°53'07"N, 35°13'00"E; New Israel Grid 220559.86E - 643543.35N; Old Israel Grid 1706.1144) at 848 m (2762’) above sea level (Fig 1). The site sits on the trunk road running along the spine of the central hill country, connecting Hebron and Jerusalem on the south with important sites to the north, such as Samaria and Shechem. Tell en-Naṣbeh also sits near to the northern border of the tribe of Benjamin. Its location made it an important border fortress, protecting Jerusalem from attacks from the north (in Isaiah 10:27b–32 an imagined attacker diverts his approach on Jerusalem by taking the more roundabout eastern Michmash pass, rather than take the main road past Mizpah). The site, excluding surrounding cemeteries, is about 250 m north to south and 160 m east to west (Fig.2 and Plan of Plans below). It covers an area of 3.2 hectares (ca. 8 acres), though the area inside the fortifications only amounts to about 2.4 hectares and the actual area occupied by houses is only a bit over 1.7 hectares."

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:17 AM

Jerusalem Post  Israel News
 
ARCHAEOLOGISTS DISCOVER RARE REMAINS OF PREGNANT WOMAN IN KING SOLOMON’S MINES
 
BY DANIEL K. EISENBUD   
 
OCTOBER 31, 2017 19:51  
 
"The finding marks the first time archaeologists have discovered female remains in the area."

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:18 AM

SEVENTY YEARS OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS
 
BY LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN   
 
OCTOBER 31, 2017 21:07  
 
"The Dead Sea Scrolls were discovered between 1947 and 1956. After an initial flurry of excitement, the scrolls went into a period of quiet withdrawal."
 

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:39 AM

Of interest:

 

Beyond the Texts: An Archaeological Portrait of Ancient Israel and Judah

 

November 2017

 

By William G. Dever
 
"Countless books have been written about ancient Israel. But this work is the first mainstream history of ancient Israel to be published in English in 40 years. It also differs from previous scholarship by attempting to prove an alternative, archaeological based history, or as the title has it, a “portrait.” I am a veteran of more than 50 years of fieldwork and research in the archaeology of Israel, with hundreds of publications. Even so, I believe that a portrait is the best that I, or anyone, can offer."

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Posted 05 November 2017 - 01:41 AM

Of interest:
 
The King of Judah, Jars of Wine, and the City of Jerusalem
 
The Jerusalem Papyrus and the forged words on it
 
Christopher Rollston   •  10/25/2017
 
"In October 2016, a papyrus mentioning the city of “Jerusalem,” “the king,” and “jars of wine” was published, amid much pomp and circumstance.1 The script and language were Hebrew, the words penned in ink on the papyrus. It seemed to some to be a truly sensational find. Based on the readings and restorations in the original publication, the inscription was interpreted to say: “…[Maidserv]ant of the King, from Na‘arat, two jars of wine to Jerusalem.” This content is quite sensational, as it mentions both the city of “Jerusalem” and “the King” (i.e., a king of Judah) in the same inscription, a true rarity to have both in the same inscription."
 
 

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Posted 11 November 2017 - 04:06 AM

1,600-Year-Old Church Mosaic Puzzles Out Key Role of Women in Early Christianity
 
Female donor memorialized in one of seven Greek inscriptions found recently in Byzantine village churches in the Galilee
 
By AMANDA BORSCHEL-DAN
 
7 November 2017, 11:13 am
 
"A newly uncovered mosaic in the western Galilee speaks to the relatively high status of women in the early Church. Dating to the 5th century, a Greek-language inscription memorializes one “Sausann” (or Shoshana) as a donor for the construction of a village church. It is one of seven inscriptions — including a massive five-meter long text — which were found in three Byzantine churches during this summer’s excavations by Kinneret College archaeologist Mordechai Aviam and historian Jacob Ashkenazi."
 

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