Imagine what would happen if a dating app was designed with actual human women in mind? Fire and brimstone coming down from the skies! Rivers and seas boiling! Forty years of darkness! The dead rising from the grave! Human sacrifice, dogs and cats living together, mass hysteria!
LIV INGEBORG LIED: Material (New) Philology and the Dead Sea Scrolls: conference in Copenhagen. In early April. Follow the link for for program, abstracts, and registration information.
NEW BOOK FROM FORTRESS PRESS: The Vine and the Son of Man: Eschatological Interpretation of Psalm 80 in Early Judaism by Andrew StreettSince the discovery of the Dead Sea Scrolls, scholars have traced out the rich and complex traditions of biblical interpretation in Second Temple Judaism. Show More Summary
Community media received a major boost this week with the launch of the third Aswatona conference at the Dead Sea in Jordan. More than 120 community radio activists from 14 Arab countries gathered at the lowest spot on Earth to talkShow More Summary
Take a dip in the salty waters of the Dead Sea, take a visit to a surprisingly musical milking parlor, get swept away by the surreal majesty of "underwater rivers," and go birding in the urban alleyways of Cambodia—all in this week's landscape reads. Read more...
Look, bad things happen in the water. Kids pee in pools, ocean-dwelling, antisocial sharks eat... well, you know that story, and in the upcoming flick Dead Sea, an overgrown lamprey spends considerable time munching on lake-dipping, scantily-clad people’s bits. Show More Summary
ANTONIO LOMBATTI: Trovati nuovi manoscritti di Qumran. The gist of the Italian article he cites ( Ritrovati nuovi manoscritti di Qumran ) is that it has been announced in an Italian research seminar on the Dead Sea Scrolls that someShow More Summary
Thousands of years ago, an event had to be pretty damned impressive to qualify as a “miracle,” like the dead coming back to life, a sea parting, or liquids changing from non-alcoholic to alcoholic. I’ve long felt that today’s miracles...Show More Summary
We've got the first clip from the wet and wild creature feature known as DEAD SEA for you today, and it can be viewed below. Unfortunately there isn't much action in it, but at least it sets the mood for some schlocky fun. Read More...
ANNIVERSARY: On This Day: Israel reveals it has all the Dead Sea Scrolls after secretly buying them from Arabs (Julian Gavaghan, Yahoo News). Cool contemporary newsreel.The article is a little confused toward the end: the Dead Sea Scrolls...Show More Summary
CHARLOTTE HEMPLE posts the following on the SOTS Facebook page:NEW DEAD SEA SCROLLS APPOINTMENT AT THE UNIVERSITY OF BIRMINGHAMDr. Angela Kim Harkins, Associate Professor of Religious Studies at Fairfield University, Fairfield, CT, USA,...Show More Summary
While rappelling off a sheer cliff into a remote cave high above the Dead Sea in 1961, an archeologist peered underneath a reed mat and chanced upon the Nahal Mishmar Hoard, which was to prove one of the greatest hoards of antiquity and a game-changing missing piece to the puzzle that is the Chalcolithic Period?or the Copper Age (4,500 to 3,600 BCE). Show More Summary
Michael Cudlitz as "Abraham" (courtesy EW) In anticipation of the return this Sunday of "The Walking Dead," Entertainment Weekly has been interviewing key cast members about what we can expect in the remaining eight episodes of season four. Show More Summary
THE WINNER OF LAST YEAR'S RAPHAEL PATAI PRIZE: 2013 Patai Prize in Jewish Folklore and Ethnology Awarded to Kate Reyes.The winner of the Prize is Kate A. Reyes for her essay, "Demonology and Magic Ritual Texts in the Dead Sea Scrolls,” completed at the University of St. Show More Summary
UPGRADE: The Dead Sea Scrolls – Version 2.0. The Israel Antiquities Authority is launching today an upgraded version of its Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. It includes 10,000 new photographs of unprecedented quality ( HeritageDaily ).More on the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library (with Google, the IAA, and the Israel Museum) here and links.
AT THE BIBLE LANDS MUSEUM IN JERUSALEM: ‘Book of Books’ exhibits 2,000 years of Bible texts. Items include fragments from Dead Sea Scrolls, Septuagint, early New Testament Scriptures, Cairo genizah, illuminated biblical manuscripts and Gutenberg Bible. Show More Summary
GARITA PALMERA, El Salvador (AP) — The family of a Salvadoran fisherman who says he survived at least 13 months at sea in an open boat had thought he was dead after losing touch with him eight years ago and are calling his astonishing story of survival a miracle.
The Israel Antiquities Authority is launching today an upgraded version of its Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library. It includes 10,000 new photographs of unprecedented quality A second, upgraded version of the Leon Levy Dead Sea Scrolls Digital Library was launched today. Show More Summary
More than 400 dead dolphins were washed ashore on a Northern Peru beach in the month of January. Coming in from the Pacific Ocean, this is the second time in two years so many of the sea mammals have been discovered. In 2012, there were twice as many dead dolphins lining the coast of Peru.... Show More Summary