March 8, 2017

Upon visiting any major old city in the world you will certainly happen to hear, solemnly pronounced by a more enthusiastic than original tourist guide (or fellow traveler, or local citizen), that “here every stone tells a story”, period. And then comes the dramatic pa...

March 6, 2017

Oh, that old manuscript that changes everything forever!

Here and there we hear of some recently discovered manuscript fragment that allegedly “shakes the very foundations” of… of whatever you like, it doesn’t really matter, since only the headlines usually manage to su...

March 6, 2017

In October, Polis graduate students had a field trip to Qumran, an archaeological site surrounded by the complex of eleven caves where most of the Dead Sea Scrolls have been found.

Graduate student Joseph Justiss guided the tour. Ad he explained to us, evidence supporti...

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