Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem.
Western Wall Plaza in Jerusalem.

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The Sect of the Qumran Texts and its Leading Role in the Temple in Jerusalem During Much of the First Century BCE: Toward a New Framework for Understanding (Part III)

By Greg Doudna

There is no evidence within the Qumran texts that Davidic messianism functioned with anti-Hasmonean intent as sometimes supposed. The pro-Hasmonean text 1 Maccabees cites and praises the biblical promise to David of everlasting royal rule for his descendants (1 Macc. 2:57), part of what William Horbury characterizes as a general “presentation in 1 Maccabees of Hasmonean achievements as Davidic” (2003: 49). See complete essay

The Antiquities Game - Behind the Trial of the Century

By Amnon Rosenfeld

Editors note: It is with great sadness that we report the untimely passing of Dr. Amnon Rosenfeld on Thursday, July 10, 2014 in a car accident near Jerusalem.

Over the last century, Israel and the West Bank have yielded countless archaeological artifacts, increasing our knowledge of the biblical world of both the Old and New Testaments, studied by both Jews and Christians. Only a small percentage of the items originated from official excavations. See complete essay

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Amnon Rosenfeld-In Memoriam (1944-2014)

By Howard R. Feldman

It was with shock and great sadness that I heard from my colleagues about Amnon and his wife Tami's terrible accident and his passing. We are hoping for Tami’s speedy recovery and our prayers are with her. See complete essay

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