Times of Israel: DSS Calendar Scroll

ToI published an article reporting the piecing-together and deciphering, by Univ. of Haifa Dr. Eshbal Ratson, of another DSS describing the Osin, 360-day, calendar (https://www.timesofisrael.com/2000-year-old-dead-sea-scroll-deciphered-revealing-2nd-temple-power-struggles/ (2018.12.23); 2018.12.25). First, this was a tedious work well done. Kol ha-kavod. But this calendar scroll doesn’t fit into the overall political power struggle of the Hellenized “Temple” as Dr.…

HiLo Archeologists’ Dating – Yet Again

The 1¾ century gap between “High” and “Low” archeologists’ and scientists’ datings is finding new focus and new scholarship. A decade or two ago, two schools of humanities-trained, arts-degreed archeologists were practically alone in dating the Santorini volcano eruption and the reigns of various Egyptian Parohs. One school insisted that Scripture was correct and the…