Parts of the Dead Sea Scrolls are up for sale—in tiny pieces. Nearly 70 years after the discovery of the world's oldest biblical manuscripts, the Palestinian family who originally sold them to scholars and institutions is now quietly marketing the leftovers—fragments the family says it has kept in...
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Dead sea lions have been discovered on beaches in northern Peru amid suspicions they were poisoned by fishermen, activists and authorities said.The remains, together with those of dolphins and sea turtles, turned up over the past two...Show More Summary
In remarks which will more than likely be ignored by the establishment press, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse in essence blamed yesterday's deadly tornado which struck Moore, Oklahoma on Republicans who have "run off the climate cliff like a bunch of proverbial lemmings."... -
NBC NEWS: 8 Jewish archaeological discoveries: From Dead Sea Scroll fragments to a ‘miracle pool’. Fine, but two are missing. The six that are there will be familiar to regular readers of PaleoJudaica.
UPCOMING: Dead Sea Scrolls: Life in Ancient Times: Graduate Symposium. Brandeis University, October 6, 2013. Join us for an interdisciplinary symposium on the Dead Sea Scrolls, archaeology, ancient Israel, and politics of their use presented by graduate students from throughout the Northeast. Show More Summary
LAWRENCE SCHIFFMAN: Yeshiva University Dead Sea Scrolls Seminar. Taking place this Sunday, May 19, 2013 – 1:30-4:30 PM. Follow the link for details. (HT Joseph I. Lauer.)
The Rohingya Muslim refugees in Myanmar [Burma], having been menaced by hatred of foreigners and Buddhist chauvinism, are now threatened by a powerful cyclone. Monday some 80 died as boats capsized, in which they were attempting to flee the storm. Others are insisting on staying put, in flimsy tents, despite UN urging that they evacuate. [...]
Dooooood, my hair is matted with Dead Sea salt-water, and I’m sure I’ve had one too many Slush Puppies (if you get what I mean) and my stomach’s rumbling louder than a discarded snare with its little arm-thing down, and I’ve seen DIG!like...Show More Summary
From the Telegraph: Professor Geza Vermes, who has died aged 88, was from 1965 to 1991 first Reader, then Professor, of Jewish Studies at Oxford and the foremost world authority on the Dead Sea Scrolls — early manuscripts of some Old Testament scriptures, the first of which were discovered accidentally in 1947 by a young […]
Is it too soon to start looking forward to The Walking Dead's return? I doubt it. Though we still have months to wait for the fourth season to air on AMC, the series has resumed production and with that, we get our first look at Season 4, which reveals Rick Grimes looking a bit grimy and concerned, with his brow furrowed. Show More Summary
Climate change is making the oceans rise, creating more and more dangerous situations for our coastal cities. See just how much and what we can do to stop it. If you’re skeptical about man-made climate change, the Union of Concerned Scientists wants you to know something: there’s no basis for your belief in science. Show More Summary
IN THE NEWS: OCU Hebrew students to study Dead Sea Scrolls (AP). Background here. IU Bloomington junior David Bloom receives 2013 Palmer-Brandon Prize in the Humanities (Indiana University press release).Majoring in French, Jewish studies...Show More Summary
Considered the most important archaeological artifact to come to light in the region since the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, the Gabriel Revelation Stone is on public view for the first time in Israel as the centerpiece of a new focused exhibition at the Israel Museum. Show More Summary
Electrical System Failure at Sea The world watched as the Carnival Triumph sat still, dead in the water in the Gulf of Mexico after a main space fire caused a total loss of electrical power.
Only within the past 12 years have marine biologists come to learn about the eye-opening characteristics of mystifying sea worms that live and thrive on the skeletons of whale carcasses. Now, scientists at describe how Osedax, mouthless and gutless "bone worms," excrete a bone-melting acid to gain entry to the nutrients within whale bones.
A deadly suicide attack in Peshawar, Pakistan today that killed 10 and injured 70 was reportedly aimed at Police Commissioner Sahibzada Anees, the presiding officer in the appeal of Dr. Shakil Afridi, the man who helped the U.S. search for Osama bin Laden and is now serving a 33-year sentence on terrorism charges. Show More Summary
The king is dead; long live the king. Just when it seem that the food world had moved definitively beyond the highwire pyrotechnics of modern Spanish cooking to embrace the less adorned lichen and sea buckthorn of new Nordic cuisine, along came the 2013 list of the San Pellegrino World’s 50 Best Restaurants to say: not so fast. Show More Summary
AT BRANDEIS: Professors discuss import of Dead Sea Scrolls: Kickoff event held for educational collaboration with Museum of Science. Background here and links.
Yet another innocent sea creature washed up on the cruel shores of Coney Island today—this one, a dolphin found in a tributary of Gravesend Bay around 3:15 p.m. [ more › ]