Friday, May 29, 2020

Friday, May 22, 2020

Abbreviations is Psalm Manuscripts

In this month's Genizah Fragment of the Month, Kim Phillips describes A Shorthand Psalter: T-S A43.8. Looking at this personal production—as well as the note sheet T-S A40.34—Kim shows how writers could abbreviate well-known psalms as reference guides for recitation.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Kaifeng Torah Scroll

Ilana Tahan posts an interesting discussion on a Torah scroll from Kaifeng, China, with background on the history of Jews in China.

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Ariel Sabar on Dirk Obbink

Ariel Sabar has done another great exposé on the current controversies involving stolen papyri, Dirk Obbink, Scott Carroll, the Green and Stimer collections, and the Egypt Exploration Fund. It is a fascinating and revealing read in an ongoing saga.


Monday, May 11, 2020

Jodi Magness Tour of Qumran

I recently came across a series of YouTube videos of Jodi Magness giving a tour of Qumran, for those who are interested.

Virtually Unrolling New Dead Sea Scrolls

Ariel David gives a survey of ongoing work by Brent Seales and the IAA to virtually unroll additional Dead Sea Scrolls, beyond EGLev. These include a Herculaneum papyrus (which Seales is confident they will be able to read) and two more DSS: 4Q82 (4QXII<sup>g</sup>) and 11Q4 (11QEzekiel).