Scrolls in the News

Last updated 06 May 2021
Articles are posted on this page to show the range of reporting about the scrolls and related topics in the news media. A link here does not imply Orion Center endorsement of the views expressed in the articles.

Dead Sea Scrolls

Dead Sea Scrolls Forgeries
Christianity Today - NOVEMBER 30, 2020
How to Fake a Fragment of the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

CNN - March 16, 2020
How forgers fooled the Bible museum with fake Dead Sea Scroll fragments ....(read more)

Haaretz - March 16, 2020
All Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments at D.C. Bible Museum Are Fake, Investigation Shows ....(read more)

CNN - October 27, 2018
After Bible Museum scandal, more American Christians suspect they bought fake Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

October 23, 2018 - THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Five proven Dead Sea Scroll forgeries only the tip of the iceberg, scholars say ....(read more)

October 23, 2018 -
הבדיקה הוכיחה: חלק ממגילות ים המלח שהוצגו במוזיאון התנ"ך בוושינגטון - מזויפות ....(read more)

October 23, 2018 -
מוזיאון התנ"ך בוושינגטון: 5 קטעים ממגילות ים המלח שהוצגו אצלנו - מזויפים ....(read more)

October 23, 2018 - THE LYING PEN OF SCRIBES - BLOG
Post-2002 Dead Sea Scrolls-like Fragments Online: A (Really Exhausting) Guide for the Perplexed ....(read more)

October 22, 2018 -
Museum of the Bible says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls fragments are forgeries ....(read more)

October 22, 2018 - fox2now
Bible Museum says five of its Dead Sea Scrolls are fake ....(read more)

October 3, 2017 - THE TIMES OF ISRAEL
Dead Sea Scrolls scam: Dozens of recently sold fragments are fakes, experts warn ....(read more)

"New" Cryptic Scroll Deciphered

February 21, 2018 -
Dead Sea Scrolls deciphered: esoteric code reveals ancient priestly calendar ....(read more)

January 23, 2018 - Times Of Israel
2,000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll deciphered, revealing 2nd Temple power struggles ....(read more)

January 21, 2018 - The Jerusalem Post

New Scroll Cave - February 2017

February 10, 2017 -
New Dead Sea Scroll cave reports may be ''premature,' scholar says ....(read more)

February 10, 2017 -
New Dead Sea Scroll Find May Help Detect Forgeries ....(read more)

January 22, 2018 - Live Science
Could This Newfound Cave Hold More Dead Sea Scrolls? ....(read more)

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 -
Excitement as Additional Qumran Cave is Discovered ....(read more)

February 08, 2017 - The Hebrew University of Jerusalem News
Hebrew University Archaeologists Find 12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave ....(read more)

February 08, 2017 - timesofisrael
New Dead Sea Scroll cave found near Qumran, but scrolls are gone ....(read more)

February 08, 2017 - The Jerusalem Post

February 8, 2017 - livescience
12th Dead Sea Scrolls Cave Found in Israel ....(read more)

February 09, 2017 - cnn
New Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered ....(read more)

February 08, 2017 - foxnews
12th Dead Sea Scrolls cave discovered in Israel ....(read more)

New Discovery

Kan News - December 04, 2018
New Scroll technologies, Sharon Idan reporting. ....(read more) - December 01, 2018
Newly discovered caves may hold more Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

March 12, 2014 - The Times of Israel,
Uncovered in Jerusalem, 9 tiny unopened Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

February 21, 2014 - Il portale del Ticino
Ritrovati nuovi manoscritti di Qumran ....(read more)

The Israel Museum, Jerusalem
The Digital Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority Scrolls on Line Initiative

June 22, 2012 - University of Kentucky
Computer Science Professor to Become Visiting Research Scientist at Google Cultural Institute ....(read more)

October 19, 2010 - New York Times
New Web Life for the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

October 19, 2010 - ABC News
Dead Sea Scrolls Going Digital on Internet ....(read more)

October 19, 2010 - Haaretz
גוגל ורשות העתיקות משיקות מיזם שיעלה לאינטרנט את כל המגילות הגנוזות ....(read more)

December 22, 2008 - The Boston Globe
Putting the past under a microscope ....(read more)

October 24, 2008 - Inbox Robot
Boston-Area Firm's Multispectral Life Science Imaging Technology Used in Latest Dead Sea Scrolls Imaging Project ....(read more)

August 27, 2008 - Cnn Video
The scrolls go digital ....(read more)

August 27, 2008 - Haaretz News
Digital Bible: Dead Sea Scrolls to be made available online ....(read more)

August 26, 2008 - The New York Times
Israel to Display the Dead Sea Scrolls on the Internet ....(read more)

Scrolls Harassment Controversy - February 20, 2018
Supreme Court Won't Take Case of Dead Sea Scrolls Defendant ....(read more)

JULY 14, 2014 - The New York Times
Son of Dead Sea Scrolls Scholar Is Sentenced to Two Months in Jail ....(read more)

May 13, 2014 - ABC News
NY Court Upholds Some Dead Sea Scrolls Convictions ....(read more)

May 13, 2014 -
NY Court of Appeals Upholds 19 Convictions Against Raphael Golb in Dead Sea Scrolls Case ....(read more)

January 14, 2013 - Tablet Magazine
Dead Sea Scrolls Go to Court ....(read more)

November 23,
Slander, Lies and the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

November 18, 2010--Mercury News
NY lawyer gets jail in Dead Sea Scrolls case ....(read more)

September 30,
Son of Dead Sea Scrolls Expert Is Convicted ....(read more)

September 27,
A Trial on Identity Theft, With Scholarly Discourse ....(read more)

September 19, 2010--Google News
Dead Sea Scrolls debate spurs NY criminal trial ....(read more)

September 16, 2010--NEW YORK POST
Scholar says he never ripped off Dead Sea Scrolls "bully" ....(read more)

April 27, 2009--Jerusalem Report - Article Posted and Blog on the subject
"Old Scrolls, New Controversy" ....(read more)

March 13, 2009 - Haaretz
Scholar: The Essenes, Dead Sea Scroll 'authors,' never existed ....(read more)

March 12, 2009 - Haaretz
Dead Sea Scrolls scholar defends son arrested for impersonating rival ....(read more)

March 9, 2009 - Haaretz
Scholar's son accused of identity theft in Dead Sea Scrolls debate ....(read more)

March 9, 2009 - Haaretz
רפאל חיים גולב, התחזה לפרופ' לורנס שיפמן, ממתנגדי התאוריה של אביו, בכדי להכפישו ....(read more)

March 8, 2009 -
Dead Sea Scrolls scholar's son arrested in NY ....(read more)

March 6, 2009 - Nationalpost.Com
Transcript: Q&A with Dr. Risa Levitt Kohn on Dead Sea Scrolls controversy
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DSS General
Haaretz - April 22, 2021
Artificial Intelligence Helps Identify Authors of Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

AMIMAGAZINE - July 29, 2020
2020 DISCOVERIES ....(read more) - September 09, 2020
New Technology for Ancient Culture: The Dead Sea Scrolls are Still Talking ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - JUNE 28, 2020
Meet the only person in the world who can touch the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - APRIL 27, 2020
Meet Prof. Noam Vered, the 1st woman to win the Israel Prize for Talmud ....(read more)

Tel Aviv prof Vered Noam is first woman to receive Israel Prize in Talmudic Studies ....(read more)

The Forward Association - April 21, 2020
The Dead Sea Scrolls are in self-isolation — but they mean more than ever ....(read more)

Ancient Origins - MARCH 11, 2019
The Lost Treasure of the Dead Sea Copper Scroll ....(read more) - February 6, 2019
Search for Undiscovered Dead Sea Scrolls Reveals Dispute over West Bank Artifacts ....(read more) - December. 28, 2018
How NASA technology is deciphering mysterious Dead Sea Scrolls (video) ....(read more)

Brill - 2018
New methods for dating Dead Sea Scroll Fragments (video) ....(read more) - July 23, 2018
Scribes in the Dead Sea Scrolls - Looking at scribal figures at Qumran ....(read more) - July, 2018
An Illegal Archeological Dig in the West Bank Raises Questions About the Museum of the Bible ....(read more)

Trinity Western University - MAY 3, 2018
SEVENTY YEARS OF THE DEAD SEA SCROLLS ....(read more) - August 11, 2017
Alphabet Soup in Dead Sea Scrolls Opens a Window to an Ancient Hebrew World
The article in English
The article in Hebrew

The American Schools of Oriental Research (ASOR) - May, 2017
Ancient Legal Papyri Bring Lost World to Life ....(read more)

Oxford University Press - APRIL 14TH 2017
The contemporary significance of the dead sea scrolls ....(read more)

Israel Hayom - February 24, 2016
Ancient scrolls to be digitized in ambitious new project ....(read more)

University of Groningen - February 2, 2016
Half a million euro NWO/FWO grant for Dead Sea Scrolls research ....(read more)

Jewish Independent - May 29, 2015
Conserving, restoring, sharing Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

Washington Post- May 21, 2015
One of earliest known copies of Ten Commandments sees the light of day ....(read more)

Haaretz - May 12, 2015
This Day in Jewish History Archaeologist Announces Finding 2,000-year Old Letters by Bar Kochba in Desert Cave ....(read more) - May 5, 2015
Oldest complete copy of Ten Commandments goes on display in Israel ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - April 19, 2014
Antiquities Authority to build in Jerusalem largest archeology library in Mideast ....(read more)

Haaretz Daily Newspaper - October 10, 2013
Turning to the angels to save Jewish mythology ....(read more)

Brandeis University - October 7, 2013
Documents from Dead Sea Scrolls era show diversity of women’s roles ....(read more)

Haaretz Daily Newspaper - August 8, 2013
Baffling Dead Sea Scrolls text gets new interpretation ....(read more)

Yeshiva University News - May 21, 2013
Leading Scholars Present their Work at YU’s Inaugural Dead Sea Scrolls Conference ....(read more)

March 10, 2013 - Los Angeles Times
The eternal disputes of the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

February 13, 2013 - Video
Dead Sea Scrolls' Live On In Debate And Discovery ....(read more)

February 11, 2013 - Popular Archaeology
Dead Sea Cave Yields New Finds ....(read more)

July 13, 2012 - Baptist Press
Hebrew Univ. scholar praises Dead Sea Scroll exhibition ....(read more)

June 06, 2012 -Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
Top scholars from around the world to speak during Dead Sea Scrolls exhibition ....(read more)

June 04, 2012 -JewishPress
Bilingual Boundary Stone Discovered at Tel Gezer ....(read more)

June 03, 2012 -
Largest Ever Dead Sea Scroll Fragments on Display ....(read more)

June, 2012 -
The Arts: More Alive Than Ever ....(read more)

INTERVIEWS: With Jodi Magness
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The first interview may be accessed at
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The second interview may be accessed at
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March 04, 2012 -
Panetta: Working with Dead Sea Scrolls shines light on Scripture ....(read more)

November 28, 2011 -
Overlooked relics may help unearth Dead Sea Scrolls' authors ....(read more)

November 21, 2011 - Live Science
Mystery of Dead Sea Scroll Authors Possibly Solved ....(read more)

October 28, 2011 - The New York Times
The Scrolls as a Start, Not an End ....(read more)

August, 2011 -
The Tefillin of Qumran - Archeology and Halacha - Video ....(read more)

July 30, 2011 - Mail Online
The Dead Sea Scrolls are put up for adoption for just £1,200 a PAGE ....(read more)

July 29, 2011 - The University of Manchester
Dead Sea Scroll tract was precursor to Jewish calendar ....(read more)

July 29, 2011 - Notre Dame News
Translating the Book of Jubilees ....(read more)

July 12, 2011 -
Professor B.Z. Kedar, is Israeli archaeology an 'old-boys club'? ....(read more)

June-July 2011 - ERETZ Magazine
Mysteries of the Copper Hoard ....(read more)

The Palestine Exploration Fund
Newly Discovered Qumran Photos from the 1950s ....(read more)

eAUDIOS: LandMinds interviews1 ....(read more)
eAUDIOS: LandMinds interviews2 ....(read more)

December 10, 2010 - Unreported Heritage News
What’s inside? Sealed jar discovered at Qumran – site of Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)
See also

December 5, 2010 - thestar online
Robert Eisenman - Man of new ideas ....(read more)

September/October, 2010 - Biblical Archaeology Review
Archaeological Views: The Mystery Remains: Who Leaked the Scroll Pictures to BAS? ....(read more)

July 27, 2010 - National Geographic Society
Dead Sea Scrolls Mystery Solved? ....(read more)

June 16, 2010 - New York Times
Shining a Light on Ancient Israel ....(read more)

June, 2010 - Biblical Archaeology Review Magazine
Searching for the Better Text ....(read more)

June 1, 2010 -
Dead Sea Scrolls Pose Enigmas in Rare Paris Show of Fragments ....(read more)

May 15, 2010 - The Jerusalem Post
Captivated by the Scrolls ....(read more)

May, 2010 - The Bible and Interpretation
Owning the Scrolls- How a Canadian University Purchased the Biggest Cache of Qumran Cave 4 Fragments Outside Jerusalem ....(read more)

April 8, 2010 - Times Newspapers Ltd
Searching for the Real Jesus: Jesus, the Dead Sea Scrolls and Other Religious Themes by Geza Vermes/The Story of the Scrolls: The Miraculous Discovery and True Significance of the Dead Sea Scrolls by Geza Vermes ....(read more)

March 17, 2010 - Christianity Today
The Evolution of Sin ....(read more)

February 27, 2010 - Daily Skiff
Archaeologist disproves widespread beliefs about the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

February 25, 2010 - Oxford Times
'The world's finest Christ scholar' ....(read more)

January 22, 2010 - Haaretz News
4 Israeli women work tirelessly to save Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

January 20, 2010 - Politiken DK
Dead Sea Scroll dating now possible ....(read more)

January 13, 2010 - Haaretz News
תגובה | לא האיסיים כתבו את המגילות ....(read more)

January 3, 2010 - CBC News
Canada refuses to seize Dead Sea scrolls ....(read more)

December 31, 2009 - The Globe and Mail
Jordan asks Canada to seize Dead Sea scrolls ....(read more)

November 02, 2009 - Los Angeles Times Magazine
Messages from the past become easy to read ....(read more)

October 08, 2009 - National Post and Financial Post
Oldest copy of 10 Commandments on display in Toronto ....(read more)

June 25, 2009
The First Annual Rabbi Tann Memorial Lecture ....(read more)

May 9, 2009 - Standpoint.Online
The Meaning of the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

March 3, 2009 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
זיכרון ונשייה-מי דחק את מגילות מדבר יהודה לתהום הנשייה ומדוע ....(read more)

January 18, 2009 - Hebrew University of Jerusalem
The Birth of Christianity: A Jewish Story (in Hebrew) ....(read more)

December 3, 2008 - Imperial Valley News
Closer Look at Ancient Documents ....(read more)

November 27, 2008 - The Associated Press
Dead Sea Scrolls to be displayed in Rome ....(read more)

November 26, 2008 - The Jewish Daily - Forward
Art and Apocrypha: The Fraught Beauty of the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

October 8, 2008 - The New York Times
Peering Into the Mystery of Those Enigmatic Fragments ....(read more)

October 5, 2008 - The Daily Citizen
Stroll through the Scrolls ....(read more)

September 26, 2008 - The Wall Street Journal
Who Wrote the Dead Sea Scrolls? ....(read more)

August 28, 2008 - Ynet
Dead Sea Scrolls Exposed (in Hebrew) ....(read more)

July 20, 2008 - The Jerusalem Post
The Qumran Quandary ....(read more)

June 22, 2008 - The Jerusalem Post
Conference Circuit ....(read more)

May 15, 2008 -
Israel to display rarely seen scroll ....(read more)

May 15, 2008 - Haaretz News
'In three days, you shall live' ....(read more)

April 30, 2008 - Associated Press
Israel Museum Presents Great Isaiah Scroll For the First Time in Over Forty Years ....(read more)

University of Groningen web site
Royal Decoration for Prof. F. Garcia Martinez ....(read more)

CNRS - International Magazine
The Double Life of the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

Deseret Morning News - Jan 26, 2008
Maxwell Institute Dead Sea Scrolls database honored as 'outstanding' ....(read more)

Azstarnet- December 11, 2007
Dead Sea Scrolls - View them and other texts at a one-of-a-kind exhibit in San Diego ....(read more)

Italy Magazine- December 5, 2007
Italy to restore the Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

The Jewish Daily - Forward - October 24, 2007
Newly Discovered Tunnel May Once Have Carried Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

North County Times - October 18, 2007
Dead Sea Scrolls exhibit lives on ....(read more)

The Canadian Press - October 13, 2007
Dead Sea Scrolls scholars meet for first time at international conference ....(read more) - September 12, 2007
Super X-rays could unravel Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

Apple - September 2007
Scrolls Publication Project and Apple Technology ....(read more)

Yuma Sun - May 21, 2007
AWC professor breaks down mystery, message of artifacts ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - May 21, 2007
Rare scroll fragment to be unveiled ....(read more)

The Kansas City Star - March 17, 2007
When right to left is really right Dead Sea Scrolls’ Hebrew is the opposite of how we read, and theories abound as to why ....(read more)

Aftenposten (in Norwegian) - March 3, 2007
Krangler om Jesu liv, dod og oppstandelse ....(read more)

AAAS-News (American Association for the Advancement of Science)- November 8, 2006
Scientists Decode Dead Sea Scrolls with DNA and Infrared Digital Photography ....(read more)

Toronto Star - November 4, 2006
The Chinese connection - New discoveries from Asia suggest the Dead Sea Scrolls may not be as old as we think ....(read more)

The SanDiego Union Tribune- August 24, 2006
Doubt cast on Dead Sea Scrolls theories ....(read more)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung- December 11, 2005

ABCHetParool - July 27, 2005
Dead Sea Scrolls in the Trade ....(read more)

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel- October 20, 2000
Biblical melange surfaces ....(read more)


New Scroll Fragments:

The University of Manchester - May 15, 2020
Dead Sea Scroll fragments thought to be blank reveal text ....(read more)

Haaretz- December 21, 2016
New Dead Sea Scrolls Fragments Found in Judean Desert ....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology - February 8,2012
A New Document Dated to Four Years After the Second Jewish Revolt ....(read more)

Baptist Press- October 27, 2010
Seminary's Dead Sea fragments go hi-tech ....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology Review - October 26, 2010
Dead Sea Scroll Fragments in Texas ....(read more)

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - October 21, 2010
Southwestern acquires 3 more Dead Sea Scrolls fragments ....(read more)

Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary - October 1, 2010
Southwestern Seminary studies Dead Sea Scrolls with latest technology ....(read more)

Fox Television Stations, Inc - January 20, 2010
Seminary Acquires Dead Sea Scroll Fragments ....(read more)

Azusa Pacific University - September 3, 2009
Azusa Pacific University Acquires Five Dead Sea Scroll Fragments and Rare Biblical Artifacts ....(read more)

Haaretz News - May 8, 2009
Palestinians arrested while trying to sell ancient Hebrew parchment ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - May 6, 2009
A Rare 2,000 Year Old Hebrew Document Written on Papyrus was Seized in an Operation ....(read more)

Dead Sea Scroll fragments offered for sale - February 13-15, 2009
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Haaretz News - August 15, 2007
Questioning a scientist's true intentions ....(read more)

Late-Breaking news from IOSOT! New Genesis fragment!
(BLOG page of ChristianM. M. Brady) - July 17, 2007

New Genesis Text from the Judaean Desert ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - May 22, 2007
Rare scroll fragment to be unveiled ....(read more)

Haaretz News - May 10, 2007
Archaeologist: Antiquities Authority destroying Leviticus scroll ....(read more) April 20, 2007
Ministry says it has Dead Sea Scrolls fragment ....(read more)

Haaretz News-- April 19, 2007
" 'In three days, you shall live'" ....(read more)

Haaretz News- December 8, 2005
Police offer evidence to indict archaeology professor ....(read more)

Haaretz - November 13, 2005 - an article in Hebrew....(read more)

Yediot Haharonot - November 11, 2005 - an article in Hebrew....(read more)

Makor Rishon - November 11, 2005 - an article in Hebrew....(read more)

Haaretz News- November 2, 2005
Police arrest archaeologist suspected of ancient relic trade ....(read more)

Codex Biblical-Studies- November 2, 2005
Investigation Surrounding the Purchase of Leviticus Scroll ....(read more)

ABCNews Online - July 15, 2005
Fragments of a Biblical manuscript dating back to the last Jewish revolt against Roman rule in 135 AD Judaea, have been uncovered near the Dead Sea. ....(read more)

Ynet News - July 17, 2005
Two fragments of nearly 2,000-year-old Torah scroll found in Judean Desert; finding constitutes 15th scroll fragment found in area from period of Jewish "Bar Kochba" revolt against Romans ....(read more)

Haaretz - July 17, 2005 - an article in Hebrew....(read more)


Gabriel Stone

Yale Alumni Magazine- September/October, 2008
The Vision of Gabriel ....(read more) July 9, 2008
Professor to release research on 'Messianic' tablet ....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology Review Magazine- July 8, 2008
A New Dead Sea Scroll in Stone? ....(read more)

MSNBC Cosmic Log blog- July 7, 2008

Time Magazine- July 7, 2008
Was Jesus' Resurrection a Sequel? ....(read more)

Haaretz News- July 7, 2008
Dead Sea tablet suggests Jewish resurrection imagery pre-dates Jesus ....(read more) (in Hebrew)

The New York Times- July 6, 2008
Ancient Tablet Ignites Debate on Messiah and Resurrection ....(read more)


Qumran Site

Chicago Tribune - October 22, 2006
Chicago scholar's long-discredited theory on Dead Sea Scrolls finds support in new archeological dig ....(read more)

The New York Times - August 15, 2006
Archaeologists Challenge Link Between Dead Sea Scrolls and Ancient Sect ....(read more)


Scientific Research
Sprouting ancient seeds

New DNA studies New Research on the Temple Scroll

Oak Ridge National Laboratory - October 12, 2011
Ancient artifacts yield their secrets under neutron imaging ....(read more)

American Chemical Society - August 25, 2011
The Peculiar Life Of The Dead Sea Scrolls ....(read more)

American Chemical Society -July 7, 2011
Analyzing The Dead Sea Scrolls' Provenance ....(read more)

The Earth Times - November 15, 2010
Science devises new method to sort Dead Sea Scrolls - Feature ....(read more)

Yeshiva University - July 26, 2010
Using the Latest Imaging Technologies, Dr. Steven Fine and a Team of Researchers are Revolutionizing the Way Artifacts are Viewed ....(read more)

Discovery Communications - July 20, 2010
Dead Sea Scrolls Made Locally, Tests Show ....(read more)

Ufficio Comunicazione Infn, July 2, 2010

University of Southern California, June 24, 2010
Let There Be Light ....(read more)

The Observer-guardian, Sunday July 13, 2008
Archaeology: Ancient bones could help combat TB ....(read more)

LiveScience - July 12, 2007
Warriors Once Occupied Dead Sea Scrolls Site ....(read more)

International Herald Tribune - June 22, 2007
Biblical passage and forensic analysis suggest new theory on human remains at Masada ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post- May 15, 2007
How goat skin DNA solved Dead Sea scrolls mystery ....(read more)

University of Arizona
Radiocarbon Dating of Dead Sea Scrolls Confirm Paleographic Dates ....(read more)


Latrines, etc.

The Jewish Daily FARWARD- February 16, 2007
Led Astray By a Dead Sea Latrine ....(read more)

USA TODAY- February 1, 2007
Ancient latrine fuels debate at Qumran ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post- November 14, 2006
Stringent religious purification practices proved lethal for the Essenes ....(read more)

The Independent. News - November 16, 2006
How toilet habits killed off Dead Sea Scrolls sect ....(read more)

News Release - November 13, 2006
Remote Latrine Re-confirms the Presence of Essene Sect at Qumran Ancient Parasites Show that Cleanliness May Have Been Next to Sickliness ....(read more)


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2,300-Year-Old Village Discovered Outside Jerusalem ....(read more)

The Times of Israel - July 9, 2012
s the Maccabees’ ancient mystery close to solution? ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority- Press Release - December, 2011
A Stamp with the Temple Menorah was Uncovered in Excavations near Akko ....(read more) - December 22, 2011
On the trail of the Maccabees ....(read more)

BBC - November 24, 2011
Judas Maccabeus ....(read more)

Zwinglius Redivivus - August, 2011
Eric and Carol Meyers Answer Your Questions - Video ....(read more)

The Media Line - August 31, 2011
In Search of Ancient Graffiti ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - August 1, 2011
Jewish Ideas Daily: The new biblical archeology ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - April, 2011
A discovery of major importance was uncovered in salvage excavations the IAA Conducted at Horbat Mid ....(read more)

Tomb of the Shroud


James Ossuary

The Jerusalem Post - June 4, 2012
When you're in a hole, stop digging! ....(read more)

Los Angeles Times - March 25, 2012
Faith, forgery, science -- and the James Ossuary ....(read more)

The Times of Israel - March 14, 2012
Oded Golan is not guilty of forgery. So is the ‘James ossuary’ for real? ....(read more)

The Washington Post - March 14, 2012
Israeli court acquits 2 men accused of forging burial box of Jesus’ brother ....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology Review Magazine - October 7, 2010
Judge Considers Verdict in 5-Year-Long Jesus Forgery Trial ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - June 12, 2009
Oded Golan: I never faked any antiquity ....(read more)

SF Gate - October 30, 2007
Ossuary hoax case may collapse ....(read more)

Haaretz - February 8, 2007
Collector accused of forging 'James ossuary' says old photos prove authenticity ....(read more)


Jerusalem - July 01, 2018
Rare Coin From Fourth Year of Jewish Revolt Found in Ancient Jerusalem Drain ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - July, 2017
Evidence of Babylonian Destruction of Jerusalem Found at the City of David ....(read more)

Times of Israel - March 2, 2016
1,600-year-old wine press found in old Jerusalem army base ....(read more)

The Temple Mount Sifting Project - September 24, 2015
Special Media Release: Rare 3,000-Year-Old Seal Discovered within Earth Discarded from Temple Mount ....(read more)

JewishPress - May 17th, 2015
1,400-Year-Old Wine Press Mysteriously Appears in Jerusalem ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - October, 2014
A Rare 2,000 Year Old Commemorative Inscription Dedicated to the Emperor Hadrian was Uncovered in Jerusalem (october 2014) ....(read more)

Times of Israel staff - September 28, 2014
Western Wall plaza dig reveals structures dating back to Herod ....(read more) - April 24, 2014
Cold case: Did archaeologists find the last Maccabean king, after all? ....(read more)

Jewish Telegraphic Agency - January 10, 2014
Ancient water tunnel discovered in eastern Jerusalem ....(read more) - December 3, 2013
First: Hasmonean Building Uncovered in the City of David ....(read more)

Lake Norman News - October 04, 2013
Scholar explains earliest biblical find to full UNC Charlotte audience ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - August, 2013
2700 Year-Old Inscription Found in Archaeological Excavations in the City of David ....(read more)

withmeagrepowers - July 12, 2013
Gershon Galil's Perspective on the Ceramic Inscription from Jerusalem ....(read more)

withmeagrepowers - July 12, 2013
Further Thoughts on the Ceramic Fragment from Jerusalem ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - June 2013
Two Thousand Year Old Evidence of the Siege in Jerusalem ....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology Society - May 5, 2013
Herod's Temple Mount Revealed in Al-Aqsa Mosque Restoration ....(read more)

Israel21c - July 5, 2012
The secret life of plants in a royal Judean garden ....(read more)

Israel Hayom - June 29, 2012
Second Temple-era mikveh discovered under Al-Aqsa mosque ....(read more) - February 21, 2012
Archaeologists bringing Jerusalem's ancient Roman city back to life ....(read more)

ScienceDaily - Feb. 16, 2012
Fossilized Pollen Unlocks Secrets of Ancient Royal Garden ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - December 12, 2011
Thousands suggest explanations for ancient J'lem carvings ....(read more)

Ancient Temple Stamp Temple Mount excavations

American Friends of Tel Aviv University - August 29, 2011
2000-Year-Old Burial Box Could Reveal Location of the Family of Caiaphas ....(read more)

Arutz Sheva - August 9, 2011
City of David Conference Slated to Overturn Popular Theories ....(read more)

CNN - August 9, 2011
Two rare archaeological artifacts found in Jerusalem dig ....(read more) - July 15, 2011
Second Temple artifacts may be buried under Ein Karem toilet ....(read more)

CNN - July 14, 2011
Are these ruins of biblical City of David? ....(read more)

The Christian Broadcasting Network - June 24, 2011
The Stones Cry Out ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority- Press Release - November 03, 2009
A Marble Hoard was Exposed in an Archaeological Excavation in Akko ....(read more)

Temple Mount Sifting Project

Israel Antiquities Authority - November 2010
A 1,800 Year Old Bathing Pool was Discovered beneath a Miqve ....(read more) - October 12 2010
A royal return ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - September 12, 2010
Jerusalem, Qiryat Shemuel ....(read more)

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - May 10, 2010
2,000 years of water in Jerusalem ....(read more)

CBN - March 10, 2010
New Jerusalem Finds Point to the Temple Mount ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - February 10, 2010
The 1,800 Year Old High-Level Aqueduct of Jerusalem was Exposed Next to Jaffa Gate in the Old City ....(read more)

Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs - February 10, 2010
Main road of Jerusalem from the Byzantine era exposed ....(read more)

Time - February 08, 2010
Archaeology in Jerusalem: Digging Up Trouble ....(read more)

Baptist Press - January 21, 2010
NOBTS: Dutch archeologist recounts discovery of Solomon's Temple ....(read more)

The Associated Press - November 12, 2009
Israel displays coins from ancient Jewish revolt ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - October 22, 2009
Guardians of the underground ....(read more) - 19 October 2009
Will preservation of ancient Roman road destroy the Western Wall? ....(read more) - 9 October 2009
Shallow and brutal archaeology ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - September 2009
A large and Magnificent 2,000 Year Old Miqve was Exposed in the Western Wall Tunnels ....(read more) - 14 September 2009
Archeologists find main J'lem street from Second Temple period ....(read more)

National Geographic News- 9 September , 2009
Bible-Era Mystery Vessel Found -- Code Stumps Experts ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - July 2009
A Large Stone Quarry from the End of the Second Temple Period was Exposed ....(read more)

Haaretz - 21 December 2008
Rare first century half shekel coin found in Temple Mount dirt ....(read more)

Infolive.TV - August, 2008
Exclusive - Second Temple Treasure Discovered In The Hills of Jerusalem ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - May 20, 2008
Another Second Temple quarry uncovered ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - December 6, 2007
Second Temple palace uncovered ....(read more)

Reuters - November 15, 2007
Roman road, bath unearthed near Jewish temple site ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - November 14, 2007
Roman street uncovered in Western Wall tunnels ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - June 12, 2007
Second Temple Jewish settlement found between Jerusalem and TA ....(read more)

The American Surveyor - March, 2007
Jerusalem's Temple Mount: Historic Preservation with 3D Laser Scanning City of David excavations ....(read more)

Science- February 12, 2007
City of David excavations ....(read more)

Ynet - February 7, 2007
Hebrew University, archaeologist links Temple Mount cistern to site of second Temple :
The Article in Hebrew....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - February 7, 2007
Hebrew University, archaeologist links Temple Mount cistern to site of second Temple :
The Article in English....(read more)


Masada/Ein Gedi

Aeon Media Group - 2017
The Masada mystery ....(read more)

Youtube - February 2017
LandMinds Feb 2017 Podcast - Interview with Dr. Guy Stiebel ....(read more) - April 16, 2016
The significance of geomorphological and soil formation research for understanding the unfinished Roman ramp at Masada ....(read more)

Israel Hayom - February 3, 2016
Roman-era canal system unearthed near Dead Sea ....(read more)

Haaretz Daily Newspaper - May 20, 2014
Frescoes from Herod’s time at Masada restored and returned to national park ....(read more)

Haaretz Daily Newspaper - July 16, 2013
No more heroes? Digging deeper into the Masada myth ....(read more)

Yedioth Internet - July 12, 2013
Jewish myth: 50 years since Masada dig ....(read more)

Popular Archaeology - November 07, 2012
Ancient Scribe Penned Manuscripts Linking Dead Sea Scrolls with Manuscripts Found at Masada in Israel ....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology Society Network Links - Nov/Dec 2012
Scribe Links Qumran and Masada ....(read more)

University of Haifa Media release: - August 2, 2011
Where did the timber for the Roman rampart at Masada come from? ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - December 30, 2010
‘En Gedi Preliminary Report ....(read more)

Haaretz News- October 13, 2010
After repeated failures, new effort to revive the legendary balsam plant shows promise ....(read more)

Haaretz News- May 5, 2007
Museum inaugurated at Masada ....(read more)

University of Haifa News- April 27, 2006
1800 Year-old Ein Gedi Archaeological Finds Exhibited for First Time at University of Haifa ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post- March 8, 2007
Masada will not fall again - or will it? ....(read more)


Galilee - July 9, 2018
Unparalleled mosaics discovered by UNC-Chapel Hill archaeologist and team provide new clues on life in an ancient Galilean Jewish village
....(read more) - July 2, 2018
2,000 year old pottery salvaged from cave on Lebanese border
....(read more) - AUGUST 10, 2017
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THE TIMES OF ISRAEL - July 26, 2017
New finds suggest Second Temple priests who fled the Romans kept up holy rituals in the Galilee
....(read more)

AMI MAGAZINE - MAY 28 , 2017
Th Magdala Stone
....(read more) - September 22, 2013
How archaeologists and robbers unlocked the mystery of the Maresha man-made caves
....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology Society - Sep/Oct 2013
Scholar's Update: New Mosaics from the Huqoq Synagogue
....(read more)

Haaretz Daily Newspaper - July 03, 2012
Israeli archaeologists uncover base of 6th Roman Legion in Galilee
....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - July , 2012
Monumental synagogue building discovered in excavations in Galilee
....(read more) - April 27, 2012
Israeli researcher: Mikvehs show that Galilee cave dwellers were likely kohanim
....(read more)

Biblical Archaeology Review - Jul/Aug 2011
New Synagogue Excavations In Israel and Beyond ....(read more) - December 2, 2010
In Berkeley, Catholic priest gets excited about ancient shul ....(read more)

ScienceDaily - July 12, 2010
Archeologists Explore Rural Galilee and Find Ancient Synagogue ....(read more)

Haaretz News - 7 December 2009
Discovery of world's oldest church may turn prison into tourist site ....(read more)

The Mac Weekly - 23 October 2009
Andrew Overman dusts off the past with unique find ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - 23 October 2009
The ancient synagogues of Ein Nashut and Yehudiya ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - 02 October 2009
The Synagogues of Kanaf and Deir Aziz ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - 19 September 2009
Omrit - Herod's mystery temple? ....(read more)

Haaretz News - 11 September 2009
Earliest known depiction of Second Temple lamp uncovered ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - September 2009
Second Temple Period Stepped Street Discovered in City of David Excavation ....(read more)

National Geographic News- August 15, 2008
What are the mysterious stones emerging from Kinneret waters? ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post- August 11, 2008
Archeologists unearth Roman temple in Zippori? ....(read more)

Haaretz News- June 17, 2008
What are the mysterious stones emerging from Kinneret waters? ....(read more)

Haaretz News- December 4, 2007
Rethinking Byzantine-era Judaism ....(read more)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - November 21, 2007
Unique mosaic floor uncovered in excavations of ancient synagogue in Galilee ....(read more)


Other Ancient Finds

Texts from the Babylonian Exile

The Times of Israel - February 1, 2015
By the rivers of Babylon’ exhibit breathes life into Judean exile ....(read more)

Al-Yahudu tablets

La Crosse Tribune - April 26, 2015
Mark Chavalas: New evidence for Jewish exiles found in clay tablets ....(read more)

The New York Times - February 12, 2015
Ancient Tablets Displayed in Jerusalem Fuel Looting Debate ....(read more)

Afghanistan Finds

JTA - January 24, 2012
Mystery swirls around Judaic manuscripts discovered in Afghanistan ....(read more)

January 3, 2012
VIDEOS: On the Afghanistan Genizah ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - January 1, 2012
Scrolls raise questions as to Afghan Jewish history ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - December 31, 2011
Scholarly world abuzz over Jewish scrolls find ....(read more)
Cairo Genizah

Penn Today - June 12, 2018
Reclaiming a fragmented history ....(read more)

University of Cambridge - June 23, 2015
Ghost letters hold clue about long-lost ‘Ben Sira’ chapters ....(read more)

ANCIENT JEW REVIEW(video) - April, 2015
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University of Cambridge - November 2010
The oldest Hebrew fragment in the Collection? T-S NS 3.21 ....(read more)

The New York Times - September 25, 2014
The Cairo Geniza, Under Piecemeal Restoration ....(read more)

Ynet News - April 07, 2014
'Indiana Jones' of the Cairo Genizah ....(read more)

The New York Times - May 26, 2013
Computer Network Piecing Together a Jigsaw of Jewish Lore ....(read more)

The New Yorker - March 1, 2013
Treasures in the Wall ....(read more)

BLOOMBERG - November 15, 2011
Israel Computer Solves Ancient Jigsaw of Prayers, Wedding Vows ....(read more) - October 23, 2011
Reuniting the dispersed fragments....(read more)

American Friends of Tel Aviv University - October 18, 2011
Piecing Together the Priceless "Cairo Genizah "....(read more)

News University of Cambridge - December 28, 2010
Ancient Bible fragments reveal a forgotten history....(read more)

Friedberg Genizah Project Website Update- January 6, 2010
The Friedberg Genizah Project (FGP) - Genazim - FGP Computerization Unit - Announcement 7 ....(read more)

Christian Today - June 3, 2010
Cambridge University to digitalise faith and science library collections ....(read more)

Other Ancient Finds - General - MARCH 1, 2017
Ancient legal papyri bring lost world to life ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - January, 2017
Engravings of a Seven-Branched Menorah and a Cross were Discovered by Hikers in an Ancient Water Cistern in the Judean Shephelah ....(read more) - June 14, 2017
Multispectral imaging reveals biblical- period inscription unnoticed for half a century ....(read more)

THE TIMES OF ISRAEL - June 14, 2017
Revolutionary technology reveals dazzling 'hidden' text on biblical-era shard ....(read more)

Israel Antiquities Authority - October 2015
A Rare 1,500 Year Old Mosaic was Discovered that Depicts Ancient Streets and Buildings in Egypt ....(read more) - 30 March 2011
Could this be the biggest find since the Dead Sea Scrolls? Seventy metal books found in cave in Jordan could change our view of Biblical history ....(read more) - January 9, 2014
King Solomon's treasures revealed: Newly translated Hebrew text lists legendary riches - including the Ark of the Covenant ....(read more)

BBC - December 20, 2013
Unlocking the scrolls of Herculaneum ....(read more)

National Turk News Paper
1500 year-old ' Syriac ' Bible found in Ankara, Turkey : Vatican in shock ! ....(read more)

Yahoo News - October 3, 2013
Israel to post rare Hebrew manuscripts online ....(read more) - September 26, 2013
Green Scholars Discover World's Oldest Jewish Prayer Book ....(read more)

Haaretz News- August 15, 2007
Archeologists discover footprint made by sandal of Roman soldier ....(read more)

The Times of Israel - June 27, 2012
Unexpected beauty and unanswered riddles from a desert cave ....(read more)

Haaretz - June 19, 2012
The Temple's sacred vessels brought to life ....(read more)

Yeshiva University - June 22, 2012
Yeshiva University Team Discovers the Arch of Titus Menorah's Original Golden Color ....(read more)

Yeshiva University - June 22, 2012
Yeshiva University Team Discovers the Arch of Titus Menorah's Original Golden Color ....(read more)

Arutz Sheva - May 15, 2012
1,400-Year-Old Olive Press Uncovered in Modi'in Dig ....(read more)

Today's Zaman - February 23, 2012
1,500-year-old handwritten Bible kept in Ankara, ministry confirms ....(read more)

Alin Suciu - September 19, 2011
A British Museum Fragment Purchased from Christie's: New Evidence of the Book of Jeremiah in Coptic ....(read more)

BBC - September 19, 2011
Hebrew manuscript published online by Bodleian Library ....(read more)

The Jerusalem Post - May 1, 2011
Dating the Ezekiel plates
....(read more)

Mail Online - March 21, 2011
Are lead tablets discovered in a remote cave in Jordan the secret writings about the last years of Jesus?
....(read more)

digitaljournal - September 28, 2010
British Library puts Greek manuscripts online ....(read more) - July 21, 2010
The Other Bible, the Crown of Aleppo ....(read more)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - July 12, 2010
Oldest written document ever found in Jerusalem discovered by Hebrew University researchers ....(read more)

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem - July 12, 2010
Oldest written document ever found in J'lem ....(read more)

The Washington Post - February 26, 2010
Pieces of rare biblical manuscript reunited ....(read more)

Haaretz News- April 17, 2008
3rd century 'Shema' prayer scroll proves ancient Austrian Jewry ....(read more)

Haaretz News- December 3, 2007
Ben-Zvi institute calls for return of centuries-old Aleppo Codex fragments ....(read more)

New York Times- December 1, 2007
Gospel Truth ....(read more)

In Memoriam

Norman Golb - 1928‒2020
Ada Yardeni
It is with great sorrow that we have to announce the passing away of Dr. Ada Yardeni on 29 June 2018. Dr. Ada Yardeni was one the greatest researches in Semitic plaeography and epigraphy, and her decipherment and illumination of the Dead Sea scrolls (as well as of many other texts) are fundamental and enduring
Yuval Peleg
Professor Geza Vermes, 1924-2013
Frank Moore Cross, 1921-2012
Prof. Shemaryahu Talmon (1920-2010)
Prof. Hanan Eshel
Prof. Martin Hengel, 1926-2009 by Hermann Lichtenberger
for the German click here
, for the English version click here
Joseph M. Baumgarten (1928-2008) by Daniel R. Schwartz ....(read more)

Joseph M. Baumgarten , 1928-2008 - by Lawrence W. Schiffman
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Joseph M. Baumgarten , 1928-2008 - by Rabbi Moshe Shuvalsky
....(read more)

Professor John Strugnell 1930–2007 - By Hanan and Esther Eshel ....(read more)

Dorstener Zeitung - July 2,2009
Theologe Martin Hengel gestorben ....(read more)

Dr Jim West Blog - December 4, 2007
Obituary of John Strugnell- By His Daughter ....(read more) - December 5, 2007
John Strugnell--Dead Sea Scrolls Expert ....(read more)

The Independent. News - May 4, 2006
Jozef Tadeusz Milik, priest and biblical scholar: born Seroczyn, Poland 24 March 1922; ordained priest 1946; married Jolanta Zalowska; died Paris 6 January 2006. ....(read more)

The Mercury News - May 2, 2006
Scrolls scholar John Trever dies on April 29 ....(read more)

In Memoriam, Yizhar Hirschfeld- November 14, 2006 ....(read more)

The Times- February 08, 2006
Jozef Milik, Polish scholar and linguist who devoted 30 years to deciphering and publishing the Dead Sea Scrolls....(read more)

Le Monde- January 22, 2006
L'EPIGRAPHISTE franco-polonais Joseph Milik est mort....(read more)

Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung- December 11, 2005