#1562

2017-03-14

Dead Sea Scrolls & the Sinai Inscription

With Clyde Billington

Catching up with some of the archaeology stories in the news digests of the latest issue of our ARTIFAX magazine, co-editor Clyde Billington and I discuss some new Dead Sea Scrolls fragments that have been found. That is, they were found in some caves along the western shore of the Dead Sea but not at Qumran, rather further south near Masada, along Wadi Tze’elim. Another discovery in the same cave (known as the Cave of the Skulls) is the Jerusalem Papyrus, which was one of our Top Ten biblical archaeology stories of 2016. This papyrus contains what appears to be the oldest mention of Jerusalem in the Hebrew language, dating to the 7th century B.C. And finally, we discuss the recent proposition put forth by Douglas Petrovich, that the alphabetic Canaanite inscriptions from Wadi el-Hol in Egypt and Serabit el-Khadem in the Sinai were actually written by ancient Hebrews.

tags: Dead Sea Scrolls Alphabetic Cave of the Skulls Jerusalem Papyrus Serabit el-Khadem Sinai Inscriptions Wadi el-Hol Wadi Tze'elim

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#1542

2016-09-07

Jerusalem's Garbage and Ancient Writing

With Clyde Billington

News digest items from the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine covered in this week’s program with ARTIFAX co-editor Clyde Billington, including: The discovery of the garbage dump from first century Jerusalem A cache of first century writing tablets from London, at the other end of the Roman Empire An abecedary (alphabet listing) from 15th century BC Egypt, the time of Moses And conclusive evidence that the ancient Coptic papyrus fragment that mentions the wife of Jesus is actually a forgery

tags: Jerusalem Jesus wife First century Garbage Writing Tablets Egyptian abecedary

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#1349

2012-09-26

The "Jesus Wife" Papyrus

With Prof. Dana Harris

A small piece of papyrus has gotten a lot of attention in the last few weeks because it makes some kind of reference to Jesus’ wife. There are a lot 0f questions about this document and not a lot of answers. Its dating is imprecise but it certainly dates to several hundred years after the time of Christ. We discuss these issues and more with Dana Harris, a professor of New Testament at the Trinity Evangelical Divinity School.

tags: Papyrus Jesus wife Dana Harris

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#569

2020-06-24

The Copper Scroll

With Michael Wise

The Dead Sea Scrolls have been in the news lately, and almost continuously since they were first discovered in 1947. Out of all of the thousands of scrolls and scroll fragments, the most mysterious may be The Copper Scroll, a list of treasures inscribed not on parchment or papyrus, like all the others, but on copper. Almost 25 years ago I had a conversation about this unique document with Michael Wise, who is Scholar-in-Residence and Professor of Hebrew Bible and Ancient Languages at the University of Northwestern – St. Paul. The Copper Scroll is now in Jordan, where I have seen it on display at the Amman Antiquities Museum.

tags: Copper Scroll Dead Sea Scrolls Treasure Map Romans Temple Essenes

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#0

2016-09-07

1542

With Clyde Billington

More news digest items from the latest issue of ARTIFAX magazine covered in this week's program with ARTIFAX co-editor Clyde Billington, including: The discovery of the garbage dump from first century Jerusalem including the remains of the Last Supper (not identified yet, but it's got to be in there somewhere) A cache of first century writing tablets from London, at the other end of the Roman Empire An abecedary (alphabet listing) from 15th century BC Egypt, the time of Moses And conclusive evidence that the ancient Coptic papyrus fragment that mentions the wife of Jesus is actually a forgery

tags: Jerusalem Jesus wife First century abecedary Garbage Writing Tablets

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