Some of the last remaining obscure fragments of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been decoded — and it looks like the original author made a mistake
The scrolls, which contain the oldest known texts of the Bible, were discovered in 1946 in the West Bank, which since 1967 has been ruled by Israel.
Raphael Golb is facing jail time for an act of satire. This flies in the face of the constitution
Hobby Lobby’s Steve Green hopes his planned $800 million Museum of the Bible in Washington and its priceless collection can satisfy both scholars and casual visitors.
Modern Israelis ascribe several meanings of the Hebrew root taph-bet-ayin: “to demand,” “to investigate,” “to prosecute” and while about it, “to sue”. None of these meanings were useful in deciphering a mysterious line in the Dead Sea Scrolls.
With the help of new technology, three experts in ancient Hebrew have been able to discern a different reading of the passage from a fragment of one of the Dead Sea Scrolls.
Barack Obama saw the intriguing Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit at the Israel Museum. He also got a moving look at life-changing Israeli tech innovation.
President Obama’s itinerary in Israel and the occupied West Bank contains direct and subtle messages. They start with his visit to the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit.
President Barack Obama has spent a lot of time recently with old Jewish documents. He visited the Franklin Institute to check out the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit.
Real artifacts mix with ersatz boulders at the Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit in Times Square. Jenna Weissman Joselit wonders if Moses might be coming to town next.