Tag Archives: Dead Sea Scrolls

The Temple on Mount Zion: “From Dust to Exalted Crown”

I am posting here a presentation that I gave a while back at the “Temple on Mount Zion” conference held in September 2012, sponsored by the Interpreter Foundation in memory of Matthew Brown. It was an awesome gathering, with many great scholars presenting on various topics related to the temple.  If you haven’t seen them […]

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“And There Are Many Kingdoms”: D&C 88 and the Hierarchy of Kingdoms

I recently had the opportunity to lead a discussion on the topic of Doctrine and Covenants (D&C) 88 in which we delved into the subject of the multiple kingdoms of glory as they are described in that section. That discussion reminded me of some material I had posted on Heavenly Ascents a few years back. […]

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Reviews of Interesting New Books on RBL

Via the Review of Biblical Literature Newsletter, 17 Feb 2011 ———————————— The following new reviews have been added to the Review of Biblical Literature and listed on the RBL blog (http://rblnewsletter.blogspot.com/): John J. Collins Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls http://www.bookreviews.org/bookdetail.asp?TitleId=7404 Reviewed by Philip R. Davies David Lyle Jeffrey […]

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Dead Sea Scrolls News

Some recent news regarding the Dead Sea Scrolls via Jim Davila’s PaleoJudaica.com: BOOK REVIEW from the H-JUDAIC list: John Joseph Collins. Beyond the Qumran Community: The Sectarian Movement of the Dead Sea Scrolls. Grand Rapids William B. Eerdmans Pub. Co., 2010. xii + 266 pp. Illustrations. $25.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-8028-2887-3. Reviewed by Alex Jassen (University of […]

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BAR Article on How Errors Crept into the Bible

The following article is from Biblical Archaeology Review and was brought to my attention by Professor Jim Davila’s post at PaleoJudaica.com. The article addresses the significant issue of errors that have been found in the biblical text and how this affects the versions we read today.  The study is based on comparisons between the biblical texts found among the Dead […]

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Notes on Early Jewish Belief in a Messiah

The following is from some notes that I took in Professor Jim Davila’s class on the Dead Sea Scrolls this week. I sit in on this undergraduate class of his just to get more exposure to his great knowledge and expertise on this topic. The way the class is set up, at least at this […]

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Notes on Emanuel Tov’s Dead Sea Scrolls Lecture at St Mary’s College

The following are my notes from a lecture given by Professor Emanuel Tov as a part of the Biblical Studies Seminar at St Mary’s College, University of St Andrews.  Emanuel Tov is a professor of Hebrew Bible at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. He was one of the editors of the Hebrew University Bible Project, […]

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On Corruptions in the Biblical Text: Ancient and Modern

I have recently been sitting in on a postgraduate course taught by Kristin de Troyer that deals with textual criticism of the Bible.  Professor de Troyer is excellent and has opened my eyes considerably as to the complexity of the history of the development of our biblical texts.  Instead of trying to explain it all […]

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